My interest in training and education began with my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mongolia. I loved working with the students and developing a community of practice with my counterpart teachers but did not want to pursue classroom teaching after completing my service. However, this experience inspired me to commit to connecting learners with the knowledge they both need and want. I returned to the US and earned a Master’s degree in International Training and Education at American University in which I focused on honoring learners’ experiences and realities in order to create accessible and equitable learning. This has becoming the driving passion for all of my work.
Since then, I have been working in learning and development in government, non-profit, consulting, and higher education. I specialize in designing and improving digital learning and outreach programs on a variety of topics. My past design projects include professional development training, onboarding and orientation programs, and graduate-level academic coursework. In 2018, I was selected as a 30 Under 30 Learning Leader by The Masie Center in recognition of emerging leadership in the field.
Education and Certifications
- Master of Arts in International Training and Education – American University
- Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Foreign Languages and Literatures – University of Delaware
- Certified Knowledge Manager – KMInstitute
- Professional Certificate in Program Management and the Art of Communication – EdX and University of Maryland
Publications and Presentations
- The Four Phases of Preparing for A Virtual Event – blog post authored for yPIE DC
- Memorization Goes Away: Impact on Learning – co-led session at the Learning 2018 Conference