I am a former K-12 / higher education teacher and researcher who is seeking to expand my impact through industry education positions. I am passionate about designing engaging and interactive learning and development experiences for youth and adults. I thoroughly enjoy research and learning design that centers the learner's experience and can immediately impact learners.
I have 12+ years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating learning for 800+ youth and 350+ adults in online, hybrid, and face-to-face learning environments.
I also have 7+ years of experience leading and collaborating on more than 30 qualitative and mixed methods research studies, primarily with adult learners, involving thematic analysis, survey analysis, discourse analysis, design-based research, program evaluation, and other methods.
I have a master’s degree in Teacher Education and an *almost* PhD in Learning Sciences (ABD, all but dissertation; expected completion in Fall 2022). In addition to my experience, both of these degrees trained me to understand how people learn and how to develop research and learning materials that serve learner needs.
Before graduate school, I taught high school media and technology classes (i.e., video production, TV broadcasting, digital media, and photography) for 7 years. During that time I served on our school's leadership team, as a department chair, and as a mentor teacher for 20+ new teachers.
I also served as the Director of Teacher Development for the Utah Film and Broadcast Coalition, a statewide group of secondary media instructors.
I was voted Teacher of the Year by my colleagues in 2013.