As a learning designer, I am a curious human who is interested in cognitive science, change management, new technologies, and data analytics.
For fun, I play video games, game-master and play D&D, play board games, read stories, create stuff, and do crossword puzzles. I live with my husband and two dogs in the Orlando area.
Fun Fact: Though I have traveled to many places and lived in South Korea, the only U.S. state I’ve lived in so far is my home state of Florida!
My background is in education and leadership, with an M.S. in Educational Leadership. I'm currently a Learning Experience Designer working full time in a major healthcare company and also a freelance eLearning designer. I also volunteer as the Vice President of Teaching: a Pathway to L&D, a nonprofit group that supports teachers learning how to transition to instructional design and other L&D careers.
I have also been:
*a K12 educator for 10 years, first abroad in South Korea and then in a large American school district, where I was a classroom teacher but also a grade level team lead, an Advanced Placement district curriculum leader, a committee chairperson running school training and operations projects, an IB program manager, a professional development and technical training workshop deliverer, and a trained clinical educator/instructional coach who mentored new teachers
*a corporate HR and operations manager who trained event staff and security staff
*a marketing coordinator who worked with graphic designers on advertising materials, wrote marketing copy for restaurant advertising, and developed marketing project plans for franchisees in a restaurant company
My passions sparked by these broad experiences include human performance, data analytics, instructional design, DEI, change management, and servant leadership.