UCLA Bioengineering Courses

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Stanford Grant Writing Academy

I worked with the Grant Writing Academy from 2018-2021 and oversaw multiple programs related to teaching scientific communication and coaching postdocs and students on how to write grants, papers, and faculty applications. Some activities with GWA include:

  • Grant Writing Academy K-award proposal bootcamp, taught in-person fall 2019, online spring/fall 2020
  • “Applying ‘Experience, Meaning, and Match’ to the NSF personal statement”, BIOS 271 Stanford Biosciences Course Lecture, August 2018
  • “Addressing Rigor in Grant Proposals”, workshop, taught in-person fall 2019, online spring/fall 2020
  • “Using Effective Language for Mentoring and Communicating Science”, developed new 4-workshop series, presented spring 2021
  • “Three questions to address rigour and reproducibility concerns in your grant proposal”, Nature blog post, in press

MIT Biological Engineering Communications Lab

As an inaugural fellow with the Biological Engineering (BE) Communications Lab, I became a coach for all things communication related – lab reports, scientific papers, conference presentations, grant and fellowship applications, and resumes/CVs. I learned that a crucial part of the communication coaching role is asking the right questions to discover the roots of complex scientific ideas. Through asking these questions, I could enable scientists to develop more streamlined figures or create concise scientific content for their¬† fellowship applications. Further, I developed content for the Communication Lab’s CommKit resource that is still in use today:¬†http://mitcommlab.mit.edu/be/use-the-commkit/


  • “Making the match: applying to graduate school and writing fellowships” Laureates and Leaders Program, September 2013
  • “Writing for impact: succeeding with the NSF application” 20.416 Biological Engineering Class Lecture, October 2013