Resume

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Job Experience

Instructional Designer                                                                                                                          June 2015 - Present
GHX      

  • Conduct needs analysis with internal stakeholders to identify customer needs and the best education resource to meet that need (eLearning, video, job aid, etc.).
  • Aid in designing end-user curriculum to ensure customer satisfaction and utilization after implementation.
  • Design and develop customer-facing eLearning tutorials and simulations to support curriculum.
  • Interview subject matter experts to create and update training content.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders, including product management and implementation teams.

Instructional Designer                                                                                                                      May 2013 - June 2015
The Breakaway Group, a Xerox Company                               

  • Designed interactive online learning simulations that taught concepts and steps required to complete electronic medical/health record system tasks.
  • Produced framework for rapid eLearning development and contribute to production of deliverables with strong instructional integrity.
  • Led interviews with client representatives and subject matter experts (SMEs), and maintain client SME relationships.
  • Efficiently analyzed client information and design effective learning materials and deliverables.
  • Managed multiple projects and accurately represent and communicate personal work status.


Instructional Writer                                                                                                                         March 2011 – May 2013
The Breakaway Group, a Xerox Company      

  • Compiled and documented client workflows to develop effective eLearning tools for electronic medical/health record systems.
  • Communicated and worked closely with SMEs to develop multi-media training materials.
  • Managed the development and delivery of eLearning to SMEs for review and learners for use.
  • Created scripts and job aids that clearly communicate the concepts and the procedures required to complete EMR workflows.


Digital Editorial Coordinator (Contract)                                                                                  August 2010 – January 2011
DexOne Marketing Solutions

  • Created and managed online advertisements for nationwide businesses.
  • Used search engine marketing techniques to promote and amplify businesses’ online presence.

Education

Master of Arts, Information and Learning Technologies, December 2016
(Specialization is Adult Learning and Instructional Design)
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, May 2010
(Emphasis in News-Editorial, Minors in Economics and Writing, GPA of 3.4)
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado
Extra-Curricular Activities:  Sports Writer/Sports Editor/Columnist at the student-operated newspaper, The Mirror. Internships at the Greeley Tribune and the Windsor Beacon.

Scholarships: Damon Runyon Scholarship (Denver Press Club, 2010). CPA Internship/Scholarship (Colorado Press Association, 2008.)

Continuing Education:

  • Virtual Teacher Specialization (5 courses), University of California Irvine (via Coursera.com) July 2017 (Verified Certification)
  • Gamification, University of Pennsylvania (via Coursera.com), March 2015 (Verified Certification)

Honors & Awards

  • Xceptional Contribution: Innovate (GHX, 2016)
  • Damon Runyon Scholarship (Denver Press Club, 2010).
  • CPA Internship/Scholarship (Colorado Press Association, 2008.)

Additional Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Articulate Storyline
  • Camtasia
  • eLearning module development
  • Learning theories and methodologies
  • Blended learning (flipped classroom)
  • Synchronous and asynchronous learning
  • SAM and ADDIE iterative development models
  • Copywriting/copyediting
  • Curriculum design
  • Gamification
  • Game-based learning
  • Virtual teaching
  • Performance assessment
  • Community of Inquiry & Affinity Spaces
  • Digital literacy
  • Audacity
  • Action research
  • Change implementation
  • Gimp
  • Adobe Captivate