Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Educational Development Associates

Educational Development Associates General Email: TA&GradCTL@queensu.ca


Photo of Clarissa de LeonClarissa de Leon

Educational Development Associate

Faculty of Education




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Clarissa is a PhD student at the Faculty of Education. Her research focus is interpretive literacy practices and how they can be used to engage Filipinx-Canadians in decolonization by creating opportunities for deep reflection on topics such as identity, race, and power.

The focus of Clarissa’s research and teaching is anti-oppression and anti-racism. In addition to her PhD work, Clarissa is the co-ordinator for the 2020-2021 Queen’s Reads program. She is also actively involved in various equity related groups and initiatives at Queen’s including Teacher Candidates of Colour and the Social Healing and Reconciliatory Education research cluster.

Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Clarissa was a middle school teacher. She has since focused on developing as a post-secondary educator through teaching assistantships and a graduate teaching fellowship. As an Educational Development Associate, Clarissa is excited to bring her experiences and insights from her teaching and research to the CTL.


Photo of Andres Ramos Andres Ramos

Educational Development Associate

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering




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Andrés is a PhD Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focuses on telerehabilitation robotics to help treat neurological motor impairments caused by strokes. Andrés has recently joined the CTL as an Educational Development Associate (EDA). Andrés has experience as a Biomedical Engineer, ESL teacher, Spanish instructor, lead Teaching Assistant (TA), TA trainer and Teaching Fellow. He is also a dance instructor in the Queen’s University Salsa Club and plays alto saxophone in the Queen’s Jazz Club. Andrés’ main goal is to bring more active learning techniques to all areas of teaching and learning across Queen’s and improve the learning experience in theory and laboratory-based courses.


M.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering), Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

B.Eng. (Computer Engineering), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Research interests:

Medical robotics, robotic teleoperation, telerehabilitation, active learning, teaching assistant training, and engineering teaching development.


A. Ramos and K. Hashtrudi-Zaad, "Estimation of Upper-Limb Energy Absorption Capabilities for Stable Human-Robot Interactions," 2020 IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), Crystal City, VA, USA, 2020, pp. 115-120, doi: 10.1109/HAPTICS45997.2020.ras.HAP20.20.95bee409.

A. Ramos and K. Hashtrudi-Zaad, "Estimation of Energy Absorption Capability of Arm Using Force Myography for Stable Human-Machine Interaction,” 2020 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2020.


Photo of Katherine MazurockKatherine Mazurok

Educational Development Associate

Department of Gender Studies




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