ABOUT

I am a Boston-based educator, designer, and consultant working at the intersection of media, education, and cultural inclusion. My background in instructional technology, community leadership, and film & design has positioned me to work creatively and collaboratively on projects with a diverse range of clients. I am a lifelong learner and adaptive leader who actively seeks opportunities to collaborate with others to design more equitable and accessible communities. 

At present, I am the Director of Digital Learning in the Boston Public Schools, where I build district-wide partnerships around inclusive uses of technology for over 125 schools and lead and support professional learning for teachers and school and district leaders. As an educator, I have taught media arts and digital literacy skills across K-12, higher education, and workplace settings in California, Michigan, and Massachusetts and am licensed to teach in Massachusetts. As a designer and consultant, I tap into my background in film production and multimedia design to collaborate with organizations to develop accessible digital content and advise on disability inclusion strategies for stage, film, television, games, and interactive content.

I have given over 60 presentations at local and national conferences including ISTE, ATIA, South by Southwest, Building Learning Communities, MassCUE, and more. My short films have screened on local television, in film festivals, and at schools and community organizations across the United States, Canada, and Europe. I am the President of ISTE's Inclusive Learning Network (2020-21) and was named an ISTE Emerging Leader (2018) and Outstanding Inclusive Educator (2020). 

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

Certificate, Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership
University of Massachusetts, Boston

INTERESTS

leadership development, digital learning, digital equity, inclusive design, design thinking, accessible media, children's media, assistive technology, teacher education, educational neuroscience

LANGUAGES

English
American Sign Language
Spanish