Roxanne Armfield is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and is in her first year as a McDougal Graduate Teaching Fellow. As a vertebrate palaeontologist, her research asks “Why are snake skulls the way they are?” from morphological, developmental and biomechanical perspectives.
She has a diverse background in science communication, from writing and presenting interactive science lectures, leading museum tours for inclusive audiences, to designing touring hands-on science investigation stations.
In her own teaching, Roxanne focuses on generating an inclusive learning environment where students feel confident to explore through questioning and experimentation. Roxanne is excited to combine her experience in public engagement with active learning techniques in the classroom; believing that learning is always easier when an audience is having fun.