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Education

I'm an enthusiastic lifelong learner and am always seeking big and small ways to increase my knowledge and skills. And thanks to my insatiable thirst for knowledge, I've also been known to host a dang good trivia night.

Bachelor of Arts: Graphic Design
Graduated Cum Laude
Flagler College, St. Augustine FL

Minors: Advertising & Fine Art
Recipient of Proteus Award for Best Portfolio, Senior Portfolio Review.


UX Design
Certificate Program: General Assembly, San Francisco. General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design at nine campuses across four continents.
Course topics: Understanding users' problems through research and empathy; communicating designs through deliverables such as personas, site maps, user flows and wireframes; presenting, defending and critiquing design decisions.

 

Heart of Facilitation
Certificate Program: PYE Global. Heart of Facilitation is a 5-month training in Facilitation by the Partners for Youth Empowerment, an international training organization that teaches social artists how to create learning experiences that have real impact. I've been practicing their Creative Community facilitation model and leading programs with it since 2006.
Course topics: facilitation, presentation skills, program design, NVC (non-violent communication), group dynamics, debriefing, personal development, cultural competency.


Coding for Designers
Certificate Program: Aquent Gymnasium. Aquent is a creative staffing agency that connects creative and marketing professionals with the businesses and organizations that need them. 
Course topics: HTML, CSS; translating graphic design to the web; prototyping and troubleshooting.

 

UX Fundamentals
Certificate Program: Aquent Gymnasium. Aquent is a creative staffing agency that connects creative and marketing professionals with the businesses and organizations that need them. 
Course topics: conducting basic user research and creating user personas; information design, wireframing, and prototyping; organizing site content to meet user expectations; design; usability testing.
 

Youth Program Quality Assessment
Certificate Program: Youth Program Quality Initiative. The YPQA is a research-based instrument designed by the Youth Program Quality Initiative to evaluate the quality of youth programs and identify staff training needs.
Course topics: assessing a safe environment, supportive environment, interaction, engagement, youth-centered policies and practices, access, and expectations for youth and staff.