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About Me

Professional Summary

I believe deeply in the power of accessible, frictionless learning experiences. Since leaving the formal academic environments that credentialed me, I have found entire worlds open up to me via mobile learning. From using Instagram to turn myself into an amateur mycologist to using YouTube for Excel tips, I have taken full advange of the free learning ecosystem that 21st-century learners have at our fingertips. I am driven to contribute to that ecosystem by helping everyday SaaS users, like myself, use the technology platforms that their companies purchase--and use them to the full extent of their functionality. If I can make a fellow employee's day easier with my courses, I count that as a success!

Skills

 Authoring Tools: 

Articulate Rise and Storyline

 Video Tools: 

Camtasia, Vyond, Synthesia, Videate, Descript, Iorad

 Graphics: 

Photoshop, Canva

 Learning Management Systems: 

Docebo, LearnUpon, Moodle

 Audio Tools: 

Audacity, WellSaid, Synthesia

 Job Aids: 

Canva, Genially, SangIt, Iorad, Word

  Presentation Tools:  

PowerPoint, Canva

Work Experience

2022-Present

Senior Instructional Designer, BigPanda

I accelerate time-to-value for customers by designing streamlined, approachable e-learning experiences. My team and I organize e-learning modules into learning paths that allow customers to earn certification.

2021-2022

Instructional Designer, Collibra

I designed and developed customer enablement e-learning experiences for Collibra's Customer Education University.

2020-2021

Training Specialist, Clickvoyant (Freelance)

I designed and developed customer onboarding and marketing videos for Clickvoyant, a new data analytics reporting platform. 

2019-2021

Training Coordinator | Operations Lead,

San Francisco State University Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning

I designed and developed new hire training experiences to help staff members onboard more easily to the SaaS platforms that the university uses. I also served on the Safe Zone Ally training committee, where I collaboratively designed and developed DEI training materials for the campus community. 

2018-2019

Project Coordinator, WestEd

I coordinated a $3 million curriculum development program for the state of Washington's Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. In this role, I successfully coordinated the workflow of a cross-functional team of proofreaders, graphic designers, content specialists, administrative personnel, and freelancers. In fact, my coordination work was so successful that I was sent to Olympia, Washington to provide client-facing meeting coordination.

2016-2018

Production Editorial Associate, Annual Reviews

I copyedited and proofread complex scientific research, as well as supporting the larger Production Department.

2012-2014

Instructional Consultant, UC Davis

I worked in the Center for Educational Effectiveness on a team of 12 other Consultants. We collaboratively designed, developed, and facilitated a campus-wide TA Orientation for new teaching associates, which reached approximately 450 new hires annually. We also designed, developed, and facilitated a 6-week workshop series--"Powerful Pedagogy"--which resulted in a certificate for all participants who completed the program. Additionally, we provided crucial faculty development services, such as Mid-Quarter Interviews, classroom observations, and learning asset review sessions.

2006-2016

Associate Instructor, Cal State L.A. and UC Davis

I designed, developed, and delivered expository writing curricula to adult learners. This included evaluating their writing products and tracking their progress via a Sakai-based LMS.

Education

University of California, Davis

Ph.D., English

California State University, Los Angeles

M.A., English

California State University, Los Angeles

B.A., English

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