About

When I was 9 or 10 years old, I was given my first computer, a free AOL trial floppy disc, and a Netscape browser. Today, I navigate the internet using mobile devices that fit in my pocket, constantly connected to rest of the world. I was encouraged to teach others about computers as early as grade school. Problem solving came easily and I was eager to share my knowledge with anyone curious enough to listen. I became the go-to a/v person, troubleshooting the world all the while teaching the world to carry-on without me.

I am currently an Instructional Designer at Brown University. I provide consultations to instructors and discuss the integration of technology into the classroom. From designing and building course websites to piloting iPads in comparative literature courses, I match technology to pedagogical goals. I’ve facilitated international collaborations with universities and organizations in China, India, Singapore, and Brazil and helped plan annual project showcases on campus. For the past few years, I’ve worked with a dedicated team adopting a new campus system, leading workshops and participating in working groups for communications, course development, and technical integration.

During my graduate studies at Johns Hopkins, I focused my research on the potential of learning analytics and data-informed decision making within organizations. I also created teaching modules for introducing the Maker Movement into K12 education.

Visit my LinkedIn profile for more information about my past and current projects and my Pedagogy Portfolio for more on being a grad student at JHU.

Abstracts & Presentations

Some Skills

Developing online and blended courses using Coursera, Canvas, Blackboard, WordPress, Medium.com, Wikis, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Zoom, Piazza, mobile polling and other services.

Designing projects with CorelDRAW, Inkscape, InVision App, VCarve, TinkerCAD, and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.)

Communicating with target audiences using Slack, Trello, Slides.com, Keynote, Canva, Google Apps, Campaign Monitor, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Microsoft Office Suite and other apps and tools.

Collecting, synthesizing, and reporting data with Google Analytics, Google Spreadsheet & Forms, Tableau, MS Excel, Plot.ly, Cognos, Qualtrics and other tools.

Interests & Hobbies