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SUMMARY

Dynamic facilitator, trainer-of-trainers, and curriculum developer in education, technology, and business/NGO marketing with experience (domestic and abroad) creating stimulating and interactive learning experiences for learners of all levels/ages by tailoring curriculum to learners’ needs through use of formal/traditional teaching methodologies alongside non-formal engaged learning techniques.

HIGHLIGHTS

Trainings/Presentations
  • Led client meetings as part of project planning and design.
  • Facilitated one-on-one and group sessions for university faculty and students to orient them to hardware and software used to produce multimedia presentations, lessons, and projects.
  • Presented to staff through formal and informal sessions on device trends, capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses as part of strategy planning.
  • Presented at countywide teacher meetings on non-formal teaching techniques, using multimedia in the classroom, and classroom management in Romanian and English.
  • Led training-of-trainers sessions on HTML, CSS, WordPress/Blogging, and Powerpoint for library advocacy and agency/NGO promotion using internet technologies in Romanian and English.
Curriculum/Lesson Design
  • Developed a curriculum used by county and local libraries throughout Romania to teach Web Design/Development technologies to staff and library patrons.
  • Created lesson plans for TEFL classes for adults and youth that produced a marked increase in English proficiency, particularly in conversational English.
  • Developed materials for new hire training that reduced training time by 33%.
  • Designed training materials for software and equipment for staff, faculty and patrons at a large university.
Creative Work
  • Designed user interfaces for corporate intranet sites.
  • Project lead and designer for Peace Corps Romania website.
  • Produced print and email collateral templates for business partner use.
  • Designed the logo used by the Romanian office for the Peace Corps 50th anniversary.

EXPERIENCE

  • Curriculum Designer/Trainer/TEFL Instructor, Peace Corps, Romania | 2009 – Present
  • Web Developer, MarketSource/IBM, RTP, NC | 2006 – 2009
  • Technical Support/Product Specialist, MercuryMD, RTP, NC | 2004 – 2005
  • Lab Assistant, NCSU Digital Media Lab,Raleigh,NC | 2003 – 2004
  • Customer Service Representative, Sports Endeavors, Hillsborough, NC | 2003 – 2004
  • PowerPoint/Web Consultant, NCSU Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning | 2003 – 2004
  • Web Designer, RTCi, Cary, NC | 2000 – 2002
  • Customer Service Engineer, Interpath, Morrisville, NC | 1999 – 2000
  • Customer Engineer/Hardware Repair Technician, ARC/Hewlett-Packard, Cary, NC | 1997 – 1999
  • Technical Support Representative, CDI/IBM, RTP, NC | 1995 – 1996

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Business Administration (Marketing) – North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC

SKILLS

  • Instructional/E-Learning Systems
  • Interactive Learning Methodologies
  • ADDIE/ISD
  • Curriculum Evaluation and Design
  • Classroom Management
  • Team Teaching/Mentoring
  • Presentation Development and Delivery
  • Adult Learning Strategies
  • Staff and End-User Training
  • Multimedia Instruction
  • Computer Training
  • WordPress Administration/CMS
  • Graphic Design
  • Windows/OS X
  • CSS/HTML
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • IT/Web Content
  • Romanian Language Proficiency
  • Cross-Cultural Communication