Mac Crite is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Yale’s Microbiology program whose current research focuses on human papillomavirus entry. They are interested in how interactions between cellular and viral proteins contribute to productive infection. They earned their bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Biotechnology and minor in Biology from the University of Kentucky, where their interest in teaching first began. Throughout college, Mac greatly enjoyed working as a teaching assistant in organic chemistry and tutor in biochemistry. At Yale, they have taught both undergraduates and graduate students, and worked with multiple community outreach programs to develop science lessons geared towards both middle and high schoolers, as well as the general New Haven public. As the co-founder of Yale’s graduate oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) organization, Mac has extensive experience in cultivating inclusive environments and this is exemplified in their teaching style. As a McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow, Mac hopes to highlight inclusive and research-based pedagogical practices for their fellow graduate students and continue to develop their own teaching methods.