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Maria Rising

628 N. Francis Ave, Lansing, MI 48912 ⎸ (517)920-1364 ⎸ risingma@msu.edu

EXPERIENCE

BS 161 - Bio-Cells & Molecules , MSU — Teaching Assistant
August 2017 - PRESENT

Assisted in an almost entirely active learning classroom of ~150 student. My role was to assist in daily
assignments and activities, grade and give feedback, manage the online learning platform, write possible
exam questions, and hold weekly review sessions.

ANS 300D - Advanced Horse Judging, MSU - Assistant Coach
August 2015 - PRESENT

Assisted in training and coaching the MSU Horse Judging Teams in evaluating conformation and performance
in multiple breeds of horses and competing at National Events.

MSU Horsemen’s Association - Graduate Advisor
August 2017 - PRESENT

Assisted in advising a undergraduate student group focused on outreach and professional development within
the equine industry. Activities for this group include planning and managing a horse show, a conference, and
multiple educational booths at other events, attending a national conference, and hosting guest speakers each
month for meetings.

BS 171 - Bio-Cells & Molecules Lab, MSU — Teaching Assistant
January 2016 - May 2016

Responsible for leading 2 laboratory sections of ~30 students each through weekly experiments, experimental
design, and teaching lab skills.

EDUCATION

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Master
of Animal Science
Certificate in College Teaching
Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education
August 2017 - PRESENT

Evaluating Expertise in Horse Judging Professionals

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Bachelor
of Animal Science
Minor in Agribusiness
August 2012- May 2015
PROJECTS
Graduate Experience Program - MSU Animal Science Fall 2018

A new course incorporating graduate student mentors and undergraduate student mentees. This program is designed to
provide graduate students teaching and mentoring skills. Undergraduate students completing the course will gain insight
into research, graduate student life, and the tools to apply for graduate school. Based on research interests, graduate
mentors will be paired with an undergraduate mentee, and together they will complete learning objectives for both a
graduate level mentoring course (1 credit hour) and an undergraduate experience course (2 credit hours). The course will
cover such items as: critically read and discuss scientific literature, evaluate graduate school programs and laboratories,
complete a graduate school application, and experience or discuss/demonstrate graduate life. Due to the limiting number of
graduate students, applications for undergraduate students will be accepted from now until August 1, 2018, and the course
is planned to launch in Fall 2018.

WORKSHOPS

Research Mentor Training — March 31, 2018
This workshop is designed to provide participants with some of the most important skills and ideas required for
high-level mentoring of undergraduate or graduate students in a research environment and share strategies about
the most effective way to both provide students with an excellent learning experience and get their own work done.
Developing Your Teaching Philosophy — February 21, 2018
Using real experiences in teaching to write unique, meaningful teaching statements that portray yourself as an
educator.

Communicating Beyond Journals and Peers: Your Online Presence — February 20, 2018
Demonstrated the value of having an online presence, walked me through the beginning steps of designing a
professional website, and discussed how to use social media in an academic world.

Managing Your Digital Presences — February 7, 2018
Enhancing your ability to communicate professional strengths clearly and coherently across digital platforms.

Facilitation Community of Practice Series — Spring 2018
Monthly meetings to learn and apply skills in learning and facilitating meetings to meets goals and promote a
positive group dynamic.

COURSEWORK
EAD 801 - Leadership & Organizational Development

EAD 860 - Concepts of a Learning Society

EAD 861 - Adult Learning

EAD 863 - Training & Professional Development

EAD 864 - Adult Career Development

EAD 877 - Program Planning & Evaluation

ISE 870 - Teaching College Science

COMMITTEES

Animal Science Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - August 2018 - PRESENT

Animal Science Graduate Research Forum Planning Committee - March 2018 - November 2018