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Here's a little more about me...

Where I'm going

I am an instructional design and technology Ph.D. student through the distance program at Old Dominion University. I enjoy the learning process and understanding how different content and technology can transfer to learners and stay with them long-term. My research interests include how cognitive load affects learner retention and the processes instructional designers use to complete projects.

Where I've been

I have experience teaching college English, writing textbook assessment questions, developing e-learning courses, overseeing a college's LMS, managing creative projects, creating job aids, facilitating professional development, creating process documentation. I have two graduate degrees in English and in education (curriculum and instruction). 


Where you can find me

When I'm not studying, reading, or listening to learning and development podcasts, I can be found hanging out with my husband, young son, two cats, and two dogs. We like to spend time outdoors in nature when we can. I also enjoy listening to music and attempting to play various instruments. One of my favorite hobbies is crafting, ever since I taught myself to crochet from online videos.


Where I like to make a difference

One of my favorite volunteer projects is Designers for Learning, who work to help provide resources for adult learners desiring to get their GED or struggling with literacy skills. I have also been an active fundraiser for my brother-in-law, who is on the lung transplant list due to his Cystic Fibrosis. I am passionate about any organization that contributes to education, cares about animals, or attempts to help sustain our environment.

If you have any questions, advice, or would just like to meet up to chat, please don't hesitate to contact me!

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work...” Mary Oliver

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