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About Me

I’m an Instructional Designer with over 5 years of experience working with international NGOs, corporate L&D, and higher ed. I’m passionate about developing engaging and accessible learning opportunities and tools that help people develop themselves and their communities.

I first fell in love with Instructional Design while working as a Teaching Assistant in an Instructional Technology & Design office at the University of Illinois. By the time I graduated with my Master’s in Library & Information Science, I knew I wanted to go beyond connecting people with the informational resources they needed; I wanted to help create these resources! 

 

Work Experience

Stitch Fix

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

  • Work with SMEs to determine learner needs, then design and develop virtual modules, virtual ILT, in-person ILT, and supplemental learning resources to address those needs
  • Transform existing in-person trainings into virtual experiences to reach our distributed workforce in a faster, more cost-effective way
  • Develop assessments and evaluation strategies to measure course effectiveness, altering content and delivery to achieve learning goals
  • Pilot and evaluated new learning technologies

Feb 2018 – Present

Mortenson Center for International Library Programs

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST

  • Assisted in creating a modular leadership training program for public librarians around the world
  • Designed and developed training materials, including manuals, outlines, worksheets, scripts, PowerPoints, and videos
  • Facilitated and video recorded trainings in Asia, Africa, and Europe
  • Led a library team to Armenia to assess two trainings conducted by the Armenian Library Association
  • Developed a website and virtual training toolkit for the program

Jan 2015 – Jan 2018

University of Illinois Media Commons

MEDIA TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

  • Created blog posts, tutorials and instruction on how to use multimedia technology for undergraduate students at the University of Illinois
  • Utilized the Media Commons video studio and audio booth to produce multimedia educational content

Jan 2015 – Jan 2018

Credo Reference

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN INTERN

  • Developed learning outcomes, outlines, and storyboards for client projects
  • Wrote scripts and narration for educational materials, including videos and tutorials
  • Created and analyzed assessments to measure success of learning outcomes

Oct 2014-Feb 2015

iSchool at the University of Illinois

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN TEACHING ASSISTANT

  • Developed educational workshops on various topics, including HTML/CSS, WordPress, Wix, Weebly, Google Sites, and Wikis
  • Oversaw virtual classroom instruction using Blackboard Collaborate
  • Administered content within Moodle LMS

Jan 2014- Jan 2015

iSchool at the University of Illinois

TECHNOLOGY HELP DESK GRADUATE ASSISTANT

  • Provided front line technology support in-person and remotely
  • Managed computer labs within the iSchool; setup audiovisual equipment and coordinated equipment reservations

Jan 2014 – Jan 2015

Moline School District #40

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL) PARAPROFESSIONAL  

  • Developed and taught English Language lessons to small groups of students in grades 6-8
  • Evaluated students’ performance, recorded relevant data to assess progress, and helped maintain student records

Aug 2012 – June 2013

Education

Shillington Education

graphic design certification

2020-2021

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Science in library & information science

2013-2015

University of Northern Iowa

Bachelor of arts in political science / minor in international affairs

2008-2012

Skills

  • Articulate Storyline
  • Articulate Rise
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Video editing
  • Graphic design
  • Project management
  • Learning strategies
  • LibGuides
  • Web design
  • Learner Experience (LX) Design
  • Blended learning design
  • Learning assessments and evaluation
  • LMS administration
  • Cross-functional communication and partnership
  • Virtual learning
  • Research methods