I am an award-winning instructional designer, online educator, interpersonal communicator, and multimedia designer, with over 20 years experience in education. I combine these skills towards the ultimate goal of empowering learners and educators to improve instruction through technology.
I currently work as a Learning Experience Designer for Autodesk, consulting on course development projects, building responsive web course experiences in the Evolve Authoring platform, developing multimedia assets in Adobe Creative Suite, and leading the Authoring Innovation working group.
Previously I was the Senior Instructional Designer for Pearson Propero, an Instructional Designer at Samuel Merritt University, and a charter high school teacher in project-based learning leader Envision Schools.
I won the University of California Learning Mode College Ready Hackathon in 2013 and co-led a team of 15 UC Berkeley students to produce a mobile app for college readiness. I won another hackathon in 2016, this time for the IDEO CoLab Fellowship in blockchain technology. I had to decline the fellowship because it conflicted with the birth of our son, but the honor and the experience were unforgettable.
I have a reputation for creative problem solving, seeing solutions others don’t see, and clearly communicating information to help work teams overcome seemingly intractable challenges. This combined with an extremely broad repertoire of software skills and knowledge helps me adapt to any situation and help transform the culture towards innovation. I am highly skilled in all facets of communication, from interpersonal collaboration to multimedia production to social media networking, my ability to clearly communicate complex ideas is a hallmark of my work in education.