Fall 2021

Section 2423 of BIO16
Introduction to Biology For Non-Majors -- : Aug 16 - Dec 08 2021

Summer 2021

Section 8275 of MICRO5
General Microbiology -- : Jun 14 - Jul 22 2021
This is a hybrid class with required in-person meetings. Up to 100% of labs and all exams will occur in person. The dates of in-person meetings on campus will depend on the public health situation throughout the semester. MANDATORY live zoom meetings will occur during the remaining scheduled class sessions. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice.

Spring 2021

Section 6303 of BIO16
Introduction to Biology For Non-Majors -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2021
This section involves regularly scheduled, MANDATORY live zoom meetings at the times listed above. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice. Students may be required to pick up laboratory supplies from campus. For those unable to pick up in-person, a list of required items will be provided by the instructor.

No office hours

BA Music, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

MS Biology, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA.

Keizen (pronunciation) fell in love with classroom teaching as a TA at CSU Fullerton, where they studied a bacterial manganese oxidase. After studying music at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, they worked on environmental impact reports for electric transmission proposals, freelanced as a composer, caught and documented plankton with children on field trips at the Exploratorium, and taught wild fermentation at Slide Ranch. Their lived experience as a gender-creative 1.5-generation Chinese immigrant "impostor" fuels their fight for access to the best education for anyone who is interested in any subject of study. 

While they presently revel in being a chiton at home, they can't wait to take students tidepooling, scoping, and counting and measuring again. Making new teaching tactics work for students online is their latest delight.

In addition to Bio 16 for non-majors at the JC, they currently teach microbiology for allied health at Chabot College in Hayward.