Education

Recognized in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), Maker Ed and Immersive Education. A leader in technology based design education, specializing in immersive and game-based learning. An advocate for diversity in STEM education, working with a variety of at-risk learners. Professional educator, with over 20 years experience teaching adults and children.

EDUCATION

  • M.A. ART EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO (2015)
  • B.A. MEDIA STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER (2010)
  • A.A. GENERAL STUDIES (GRAPHIC DESIGN) ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2001)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Adobe Kickbox Facilitator, eXtension Foundation Impact Collaborative Designathon (Professional Development) Colorado State University Extension (2017-2018)
  • STEAM / 4-H Youth Development, Director of STEM after-school, in-school enrichment and summer camp programs for Colorado State University Extension (2016-2018)
  • Children’s Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus, Department of Education, (2016)
  • Creative Strategies for Change, Grant Beacon Middle School, Denver, Colorado, Student Enrichment Programming. (Spring 2016)
  • Fulldome Summer Internship, (case study) University of New Mexico, ARTSLab, (Summer 2013)
  • Digital Imaging for the Dome, University of New Mexico, ARTSLab & Institute of American Indian Arts, (Spring 2013)
  • CS200 Advanced Fulldome, University of New Mexico ARTSLab and Institute of American Indian Arts, (Spring 2013)
  • University of New Mexico – Center for Student Success, College of Education, research software workshops (Fall & Spring 2013)
  • University of Colorado – Science Discovery, STEM Instructor, lesson developer, summer camp instructor, after-school and wilderness programs instructor (Summer 2009-Summer 2012)
  • Substitute Teacher K12. Park County School District, Fairplay, Colorado (2002/2003)
  • Poudre Valley School District, Bus and Class Aide for students with special needs. Fort Collins, Colorado (1993-1994)

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

  • BeeWise, Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Hive Kit & 4-H Youth Development, Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado Pollinator Summit, (2017)
  • Make Pueblo Vibrant: Maker Culture engages STEM Education in Pueblo, Start-up Pueblo, (2017)
  • BeeWise, Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Hive Kit & 4-H Youth Development, Keystone Resort, Colorado State University
  • Extension, Mega Meeting (2017) Event Horizon for the Horizon Report: inclusive STEAM 4-H Youth Development, Keystone Resort, Colorado State University Extension, Mega Meeting (2017)
  • Make Pueblo Vibrant: Maker Culture engages STEM Education in Pueblo, PechaKucha Pueblo City and County Library District, (2017)
  • Rio Verde Archaeology Virtual Field Experience: Making 3D artifacts from gamification, Arizona State University, Citizen Science Maker Summit (2016)
  • Rio Verde Archaeology Virtual Field Experience, Otero Junior College, Immersive Education (iED) Summit (2016)
  • Spherical Photography and Photogrammetry for Unity Environments, Loma Linda University, EXSEED Summit (2015)
  • Live interactive dome, VJ & Unity Gaming, Interactive Dome Event, ARTS Lab & IAIA, DOD grant educational public outreach (2015)
  • Designing for immersive technologies engaging STEM and art. Super Computing Conference. Center for Advanced Research Computing (2014)
  • Designing for immersive technologies engaging STEM and art. iED Summit (immersion 2014) Getty Museum & Loyola Marymount University, (2014)
  • iSTEMart, Super Computing Conference. Center for Advanced Research Computing (2013)
  • Electrospective History: Effects of Electronic Music & Live VJ Performance on Human Consciousness Arise Music Festival, Loveland, CO (2013)
  • Circuit Bending “Bent Not Broken” Denver County Fair (2013)
  • iSTEMart education, iED Summit (immersion 2013) Boston, MA (2013)
  • Immersive Education and Spherical Photography, IMERSA Summit, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (2013)
  • CaQDA101 (Computer assisted Qualitative Data Analysis) Center for Student Success, College of Education, University of New Mexico (Spring 2013)
  • Video Mapping with Resolume & IrMapio, Strategy of the Commons, Sister Bar, Albuquerque, NM (2013)
  • Immersive Landscapes, Super Computing Conference. Center for Advanced Research Computing (2012)
  • Ursonate Project, ISEA 2012, Lockheed Martin Dyna Theater, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, (2012)
  • Using Touch OSC iPad with Ableton, DJ controller workshop. Syntonic Music Festival (2012)
  • Immersive Landscapes, Denver, Gates Planetarium, University of Colorado at Boulder Science Discovery (summer 2011, 2012)
  • Fulldome101, Denver, Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science and Arts (IMERSA) Summit (2012)
  • Teaching Creative Critical Action Beyond Economy Into “the art of TECHNO-ECOLOGY”, Los Angeles, Technology, Knowledge and Society (2012)
  • Video Remixed, DJing with Ableton, Denver, Girls Rock Denver (2011)
  • Creative Critical Action beyond Economy into “Techno-Ecology”, Istanbul, ISEA (2011)
  • Ursonate, National Lambda Rail optical network, live telepresence performance, Super Computing Conference. Center for
  • Advanced Research Computing (2011)
  • Immersive Landscapes, Boston, Immersive Education (iED) Summit (2011)
  • Circuit Bending, Denver, Dorkbot303 (2011)
  • Pollination Station, Artist Footprints, Biennial of the Americas, Redline Gallery, Denver, CO (2010)
  • Video Remixed, Taos, Taos Academy – STEM Arts Education Inquiry (2010)
  • Circuit Bending, Denver, Transistor Sound Art Festival (2010)
  • Building Your Own Piezo Microphone, Denver, Girls Rock Denver (2010)
  • Circuit Bending, Denver, STEMapoloza (2009)
  • Mediakompentenz, Berlin, Transmediale Digital Art and Culture (2009)
  • Panel participant: Collaborative work and practices in Community, Technology, Economy and Politics, Denver, Denver
  • University Co/Lab Symposium (2008)
  • Remote Presence & Streaming Life, Helsinki via Boulder, Pixalache (2007)
  • Experimental New Media of Jane daPain, Denver, Dorkbot303 (2006)
  • Monster Laptop Rally, Denver, Ableton Software (2005)
  • Theories in live collaborative video mixing with Keyworx Net, Buffalo, SUNY Net Art & Collaboration (2004)

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