Whenever possible, I take opportunities to teach and to mentor. When I was a teaching assistant (TA) for Dr. Ella Tour's UCSD Recombinant DNA Techniques course in Spring 2016, I loved it, and was driven to give my 24 students the best educational experience I could give. I created a system of "thinkypoints" in order to encourage the students to understand their material more deeply and to gain practice in asking curiosity-based questions.