EDUCATIONNew York University January 2010 – December 2011 M.A. in Education, Communication and Technology University of North Carolina at Greensboro August 2005 – May 2008 M.F.A. in Film and Video Production. Concentration: Screenwriting St. Xaviers College June 1997 – April 2000 B.A. in English Literature
WORK EXPERIENCEDigital Learning Consultant: Independent Contractor May 2012 – Present
I am currently working with these clients:
Instructional Designer @ Front Porch
I consult with the sales team to build employee training e-learning modules for a family of companies that manage retirement homes. I use Adobe Captivate to build the modules. Additionally, I write the storyboards, record and edit voice over.Completed Project: Building Relationships That Last, an e-learning presentation. Current Project: Quality Calls, a blended learning presentation.
Instructional Systems Designer @ MTS Technologies
I collaborate with the Training Solutions Team to design web based and instructor-lead training. I work with the client to analyze and document requirements for courses and create instructional plans. Additionally, I work with SMEs to research, write course content, and create storyboards.Previous Project: United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Non-Resident Course. Current Project: MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Doctrine Tactics and Training.
Learning Consultant @ InteractABLE
This is a venture by Columbia Business School’s Columbia Business Lab to develop an iPad application that will help children with Asperger’s Syndrome learn social skills. I designed test questions for user-testing sessions, conducted user-testing sessions, and conducted research towards Needs Analysis documentation that translated learning needs to concrete design goals. I also consulted to the design team on the UX design and learning efficacy.
Lesson Plan Developer @ Think Now Education
Wrote lesson plans and curriculum for a Gamestar Mechanic-based after-school program.
Jr. Instructional Designer @ Kognito InteractiveJanuary 2011 – September 2011
Worked on multiple role-playing narrative-based simulation games including Emergency Department: At Risk, Family of Heroes and At Risk: For University and College Faculty. Duties included:
Research: Preparing research methodologies and questions. Coordinating and conducting in-person and online focus groups and user-testing sessions. Gathering feedback. Analyzing data and its implications on project design.
Script: Contributing script ideas. Review and feedback of written scripts.
Production: Auditioning, recording and editing voice talent.
Quality Assurance Management: Coordinating Q.A. process and testing cycles. Tracking and managing bug fixes in software and Learning Management System (LMS). Assessing effectiveness of training programs to end-users. LMS management.
Resource Management: Tracking resources (people) in relation to project deadlines. Creating and maintaining schedules, holding staff meetings. Ensuring deadlines are met.Technology Assistant @ New York University February 2010 – December 2010 Developed, designed and implemented production of print training materials for NYU computer lab staff. Video Editor @ WomenForHire.com November 2008 – September 2009 Edited videos and created multimedia content (posters, banners, audio features) for the web and created webinars using Final Cut Pro. Video Editor at Flypmedia.com November 2008 – August 2009 Edited news videos for an interactive, online magazine, working in a highly collaborative environment.
Multimedia Consultant at UNC-Greensboro’s Division of Continual Learning August 2005 – October 2009 Worked on the production of multiple college-level online classes. Duties included:
Video Production: Writing, producing, directing and editing educational videos.
Course Content: Writing course content in close coordination with university faculty.
Design: Brainstorming, providing feedback and contribution to course design.
TEACHING EXPERIENCEInstructor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro August 2006 – May 2008 Developed course materials, syllabus, evaluation techniques and instructed the Introduction to Image and Sound Post-Production course offered by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Department of Broadcasting and Cinema. Video Editing Mentor at The Young Filmmakers Project by LifeWorks and OutSet February 2012 – April 2012 Mentored and Instructed at-risk high school youth through the editing process. Games and Technology Instructor @ STAR Inc. April 2013 – Present I use the videogame Minecraft as a tool to work on collaborative, problem solving, and systems-thinking skills for kinder – fourth grade students in an afterschool environment.
Teaching Volunteer at Akanksha
1997 – 2000Helped first – third grade underprivileged children in Mumbai, India learn English language skills (listening, reading, writing, speaking and grammar) in an after-school environment.
Part of the UNCG Division of Continual Learning Online Development Team awarded the Best Practices in Distance Learning by the U.S. Distance Learning Association.
2006 and 2007
Summer Assistantship grants towards production of a short documentary (2006) and a paper on the structural analysis of the screenplay format. (2007)
Best Production Design at the prestigious Thespo Awards for youth theater in Mumbai, India.
Software Lifecycle Mgmt.
ADDIE and AGILE methodology
Mac and PC
Final Cut Pro