About Me

profile pictureI’m a course designer and instructional content writer. My background includes lesson and assessment development for distance learning (both print and online) and online education. As an online instructor, I facilitated asynchronous courses for teen and adult learners in introductory psychology, criminology, study strategies, writing and grammar, and life skills.

As a curriculum writer and editor, I’ve worked with the following subject areas:

  • career exploration and planning
  • academic integrity
  • writing and critical thinking skills
  • mental health topics
  • internet literacy and website evaluation
  • American and British literature
  • American and world history
  • introductory French grammar and conversation
  • basic technology skills.

In my editing work, I copyedit as well as review content for accessibility and diversity representation and inclusion.

I hold an MSEd in instructional design and technology and a BA in psychology from Purdue University Northwest.

Currently, I’m a freelancer writing learning content and developing online courses in various platforms.

Fiction Writing

I’m also working on a series of children’s picture books and a novel and short stories for adults. One of my poems, “Soft Sol,” was published in Indiana University Northwest’s literary journal, Spirits Literary Magazine.

In the fall of 2017, I was awarded a Prairie Writers and Illustrator’s Day Conference Scholarship by KidLit Nation for one of my picture book manuscripts. KidLit Nation is an organization that helps serve underrepresented writers and illustrators of children’s books and promotes diversity in literature. I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI); I served as an SCBWI Illinois Membership Co-Chair for four years.

I’m currently a member of the 12×12 Picture Book Challenge.

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