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Fall Semester Hours:

Day

Lab

Tutorial Center

Monday
9:00am - 2:30pm *2:30pm - 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 3:00pm *3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 3:00pm *3:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm  
Friday
10:00am - 3:00pm  

*Tutoring and office hours available by walk-in and appointment (at PC247)


CONTACT AND LOCATION:

Office : E Wing 314, Petaluma SRJC Campus

Office Phone: (707)778-4137

Tutorial Center:  Kathleen Doyle Bldg., 2nd Floor, Rm PC-247

Phone: (707) 778-2409

email: ddefever@santarosa.edu

Welcome! My name is Danielle DeFever and I am a Science Lab Instructional Assistant for the Life Sciences Department and a Senior Instructional Assistant STEM at the Tutorial Center in College Skills at the Petaluma SRJC campus. I am often here during normal hours; preparing for lab classes, working on projects and maintaining the lab. I am also here to help the instructors and most importantly, I am here to assist you with whatever you may need with your STEM class. So please come by and see me!


Review Days


Fall and Spring Semesters ONLY

LAB ROOM 313

REVIEW DAY 1

Friday, September 14, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

REVIEW DAY 2

 Friday, October 12, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

REVIEW DAY 3

Friday, December 7, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

"I am not here to tell you what to know, I am here to teach you how to learn."

- My Favorite College Professor

The Idea

Review Day and science lab classes are to teach you to put your classroom knowledge and the scientific method to the test. This is why the instructor does not give you answers or check your work. It is your responsibility to work together and with the instructor to to find the answers through experiments and experience in the lab. This is as close to the real world as you get in school! I will not tell you the answers, but I will discuss the concepts with you so you can guide yourself to the answers. This teaches you important skills for the future; critical thinking and logic, desecration of information, and application of the scientific method. It is important to develop good lab practices and the ability to guide yourself to any place your curiosity leads

Information and Advice

Review day is in lab classroom 313 anytime from 10a.m. until 4p.m.. Come and go as you please!
 
There is a lot of subject matter and it may be a little overwhelming. What I want to do is to make the information much more solidified and organized for you when you get into the exam. Do not allow this to be the first study session for you. Try to stay current on the subjects and study as you go.
 

The Format

I will have the lab set-up with some of the important lab set-ups. I will ask you practice questions that I feel are important for you to understand for the lab exam. It is a time to practice answering questions about the concepts, while discussing with your classmates and myself.
 
I will set aside time to discuss in group, questions about your lab manual and clear up anything you may not understand fully.
 
I want to let you know however, I am not here to tell you the answers, I am here to guide you so YOU can find the answers. This is the most important skill in science; not necessarily knowing the figures and facts by heart and memorizing vocabulary. It is about curiosity, asking the right questions and the ability to decipher good information from non-reliable information.
 
I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL!

Instructor Pages

Colette Bizal

Albert Carranza

Renate Eberl

Charles Galt

Elizabeth Keddy

Steven Kessler

Kristylea Ojeda

Kirsten Swinstrom

 

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EXPERIENCE

Senior Instructional Assistant at Santa Rosa Junior College -  College Skills Department ::::: September 2017 to present

Looking to broaden my skill set and help more students through the College Skills Department. I tutor students in Biology, Chemistry, and Math.

Science Lab Instructional Assistant at Santa Rosa Junior College  - Biological Sciences Department::::: June, 2015 to present

I learn just as much every year as my students. I am always looking to improve myself and look for more impactful ways to assist students in their academic success.

Research at The Buck Institute for the Research on Aging - Kennedy Lab ::: 2014 to 2015

A super fun lab rat internship, under the direct guidance of Dr. Mark McCormick in the Kennedy Lab. We deleted genes, I mean a lot of genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae with the goal of studying the effect of gene deletion on lifespan. 

Teaching Experience at Head Start / Jump Start - Taipei, Taiwan ::: 2005 to 2010

I taught grade school to high school level ESL and science in Taipei, Taiwan. I also assisted in writing, development, and execution of the school curriculum.

Research at Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies ::: 2004

Under the instruction and guidance of Dr. Carlos Crocker and graduate student, Rosalee M. Nguyen from San Francisco State University, I assisted on a project to study the effects of substrate composition on foraging success and behavior of larval green sturgeon Acipenser medirostris. I later wrote my senior thesis based on this experience.

C.U.R.E. (Curriculum-Based Undergraduate Research Experience) on Sudden Oak Death at Sonoma State University ::: 2003 and 2004

Data Collection for the study of and the impacts from Sudden Oak Death. This gave me experience and confidence to find my own research experience outside of my school.


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology 

Sonoma State University ::: 2005

Associate of Science - General Education

Santa Rosa Junior College ::: 2002


OTHER THINGS ABOUT ME

I like my animals, I have two dogs and a cat. I like to hike, to be outdoors, music, and I love to travel. I firmly believe that there are just too many places to travel to in this world. I'm pretty curious about the world as a whole and I really believe that it is a quality that brought me to the Biological Sciences. I love finding out how things work and I still ask "why?" all the time. I love to share these things and learn from the people around me.

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