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 a Digital Learning Specialist 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-Elect of ISTE's Inclusive Learning Network and was named a 2018 ISTE Emerging Leader.
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
Certificate, Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership
University of Massachusetts, Boston