ABOUT

I am a Boston-based learning designer and consultant working at the intersection of media, education, and cultural inclusion.

My work has been bicoastal, spanning instructional design, media production, and disability advocacy. I have taught media arts, technology, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to elementary through adult learners. My personal experiences with disability have informed my work as a public speaker and consultant on inclusive design. I advocate for and work with education, corporate, and cultural organizations on strategies for increasing the participation of people with disabilities in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) careers and cultural programming.

At present, I am a Digital Learning Specialist in the Boston Public Schools, where I build district-wide partnerships around inclusive uses of technology and lead and support blended professional learning for teachers and school and district leaders. I enjoy collaborating with others to design learning experiences that are learner-centered, inclusive, and playful. 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chapman University
Film Production and Sociology

Master of Arts, University of Michigan
Digital Media and Education

Certificate, University of Illinois at Chicago
Assistive Technology

 

INTERESTS

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive design, digital equity, design thinking, accessible media, assistive technology, teacher education, educational neuroscience, blended and personalized learning

CERTIFICATIONS

Massachusetts Preliminary Educator License - Visual Arts PreK-8 & 5-12, English 8-12, Instructional Technology All Levels (Pending)
Google Certified Educator Level 1
Apple Teacher

MEMBERSHIPS

Board Member, ISTE Inclusive Learning Network - 2016 - present
Member, MASSCUE - 2016 - present

LANGUAGES

English
American Sign Language
Spanish