March 2019 - Present — Chicago, IL
Makerspace Program Instructor @ Richard J. Daley College
In January 2019, Daley College opened their state-of-the-art Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center, which includes a brand new makerspace. I am working with the staff at Daley to launch a community-based maker education program for local high school students to expose them to Daley's Advanced Manufacturing Program.
Jan 2018 - Present — Chicago, IL
Makerspace Coordinator @ MIND+HAND
MIND + HAND is a non-profit serving the Southwest Side of Chicago with tech-focused educational programs. I oversee the operations and programming of our Makerspace where we offer hands-on learning in design, coding, and digital fabrication tools.
June 2018 - Septemeber 2018 — Chicago, IL
Learning Technology Consultant @ TMW Center for Early Education+Public Health at UChicago Medicine
At TMW, a lab at UChicago focused on 0–5 education & health, I worked on the initial design and development of an integrated mobile technology learning platform that will be rolled out in June 2019 in a mid-sized community (pop. 250,000-500,000) across all area hospitals.
December 2017 - May 2018 — Chicago, IL/San Franciso, CA
Product Design Consultant @ MESH/Sony Entertainment
I worked with Sony to re-design MESH, an IoT Learning Kit, to fit the needs of informal educators in places like libraries and makerspaces.
March 2016 - July 2017 — Cambridge, MA
Product Manager, Content & Research @ Woobo Inc.
Woobo Inc. is an educational technology start-up developing smart toys using artificial intelligence and kid-friendly speech recognition. I was recruited to lead the design of educational content, UX research, as well as manage the day-to-day product development.
June 2014 - August 2015 — Chicago, IL
STEM Program Manager @ Chicago Public Schools
After serving as Corliss’ college counselor, Principal Leonard Harris recruited me to run the Early College STEM Program. As one of only five Early College STEM high schools in CPS, I was responsible for dual enrollment pathways through Chicago’s City Colleges, a corporate sponsorship with Verizon Wireless, and overall student engagement with STEM opportunities.
May 2012 - June 2014 — Chicago, IL
College Counselor @ Illinois College Advising Corps
The Illinois College Advising Corps places recent graduates in high-need high schools throughout Illinois to serve as full-time college counselors over the course of two years. My first year was spent at Manual Academy in Peoria, IL before transitioning to Corliss Early College STEM High School in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood.