Teaching & Outreach

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  • Lecturer, Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI): Climate Change and Its Impacts
    2017, Connecting Local Variability and Knowledge in a Global System
  • Guest Lecturer: Brown University Geosciences Department.
    - The Global Water Cycle (Dr. Jung-Eun Lee): Water Isotopes and the Hydrological Cycle
    -  Weather and Climate (Dr. Meredith Hastings): Lightning, Thunderstorms and Tornados
    -  Atmospheric Physics (Dr. Amanda Lynch): Balanced Flows, Departures from Balance
  • Mentor to Undergraduate Research Assistant: Zihan Chen (Brown U. Geosciences), January 2017-
    present. UTRA Recipient, Summer, 2017.
  • Mentor to Undergraduate Research Assistant: Rod Hasbun (Brown U. Computer Science), 2015-present.
  • Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor: Climate Change, GEOL 150 (University of Southern California),
    Professors: Dr. Julien Emile-Geay and Dr. Lowell Stott. Assisted with lab curriculum development.
  • Awards: Departmental TA Award, Fall 2012.
  • TA Training Instructor, Fall 2012, Fall 2014.
  • Graduate Mentor to Undergraduate Work-Study student, Yuxin Zhou (2012-2014).


  • Climate Change Lecture Slides 2016 - http://earth.usc.edu/~sdee/Outreach_files/Dee_Climate_Justice.pdf
  • Climate Voices Speaker, Congregation Beth Elohim (4/26/17)
  • Keynote Speaker, United Methodist Womens' Social Justice Conference (10/22/16)
  • Girl Scout Leadership Conference (March 2016): Workshop leader, The Science of Climate Change.
  • Brown University Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) (2015-2017)
  • Paleoenvironmental Seminar Coordinator (2014-2015) (Earth Sciences Department, weekly seminar). Scheduled speakers, organized travel.
  • USC Water Conservation Task Force (2014-2015)
  • Graduate Student Senator, USC Earth Sciences Department (2013-2014)
  • Graduate Student Government Social Committee (2013-2014)
  • Drafted Climate Change Risks Letter for California Congressman Henry Waxman; co-author, precipitation, water scarcity, sea-level rise (2013)
  • Society of Women Engineers: Member (2006-2012)
  • Department Graduate Student Representative (2011-2012): Organized Earth Sciences Department Seminars for 1 academic year and led incoming graduate student feld trip.
  • Taught elementary school teachers basics for teaching weather and climate at the K-12 level (2011)