Here's a little more about my journey...

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 leadership competencies instructional designers need to be successful.

Where I've been

I started out teaching college English, and then, I moved to managing creative projects, creating job aids, facilitating professional development, creating process documentation. My instructional design experience has taken me the ten major NASA center in the U.S. Most recently, I have supported the implementation of Workday at my organization, creating a training and change management plan for my organization. 

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. This is a great opportunity for novice instructional designers to gain some real-life experience. 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!