I am a native of Grand Rapids, MI, a resident of Augusta, GA, and a lifelong member of the Spartan nation. I have over a decade of experience as an education advocate. I’m passionate about leveraging the power of technology to improve instruction, rigorous research methods, and increasing access to education for at-risk populations, because I believe that education has the power to radically transform both individuals and communities. I believe that collaboration always yields better results. I believe in agile processes and iterative design.
When I’m not designing virtual learning environments or conducting educational research, I enjoy both informal and formal learning, powerlifting, knitting, and reading in my pajamas. I’ve been a vegetarian for more years than I ever ate meat, but I eat blue crabs when we travel to Delaware every summer. I love Ethiopian food and musical theater. I have an urban-homesteading husband, two objectively adorable children, a fantastic cat, and a mediocre dog.
My Twitter is about 70/30 personal/professional, but my LinkedIn is all business. You can find all of my research on ResearchGate. My favorite conversation topic is the practical application of learning theory. Feel free to contact me if you’re up for a discussion.