Usoshi is a doctoral student in the department of Environmental Science and Technology at University of Maryland. She has a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University in Food and Biological Engineering and is interested in learning various ways to incorporate sustainable systems. Her doctoral research focuses on developing innovative bioenergy/processing technologies to increase agricultural productivity. She is passionate about applied science and math and hopes to share that passion for STEM with all her students. Usoshi has years of experience teaching in the classroom as a Teaching Assistant for college level courses like Heat and Mass Transfer, Senior Engineering Capstone, and Ecological Design. She also has experience tutoring individuals in Math and Science topics and courses (middle school, high school, and college level). She holds certificates in LEED and has experience with ACT/SAT/GRE training. Usoshi also struggled with certain subjects throughout her schooling and understands that not everything comes immediately to everyone, and that a good mentor can make or break interest in a subject. Her goal is to make intimidating concepts approachable and to not just build confidence in a topic, but also success for all her students in a way that works for each of their individual needs and build critical thinking skills.
Usoshi holds a minor in Studio Art from Ohio State University and is happy to learn from and teach various skill sets. In her free time, she enjoys fine arts, piano, swimming, climbing, yoga, exploring, spending time with loved ones, and more.