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Parsons School of Design
New York, NY | August '09 - May '11
MFA Design and Technology

New York University
New York, NY | Sept '02 - May '06
BS Applied Psychology, Minor in Early Childhood Education

Work Experience

Head of Learning and Development | Lemonade Inc.
New York, NY | May '21 - present

Lead Learning Experience Designer |

New York, NY | March '19 - May '21

  • Establish processes, workflows, and project management systems for the Learning Experience Design team.

  • Manage full time and contracted designers.

  • Work with stakeholders to formulate learning outcomes and design evaluation strategies to assess the effectiveness of learning programs

  • Design transformative professional development for Indeedians, in which they learn through hands-on learning experiences, collaboration, discovery, reflection, and discussion.

Creative Design Director | Institute of Play

New York, NY | July '16 - June '19

  • Manage the design and implementation of IOP products, programs, website, and marketing materials.

  • Collaborate to ensure high levels of playfulness, creativity, and innovation across all learning products and programs.

  • Design and facilitate multi-day professional development workshops on design-thinking and play-based learning for educators, companies, and organizations.

  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all design staff.

  • Regularly speak at conferences as well as to reporters and researchers about Institute of Play’s mission and work.

Corporate Training Designer | General Assembly

New York, NY | October '15 - July '16

  • Design multi-day play and design-based learning experiences that bring 21st-century skills to company teams in topics such as digital marketing, digital product management, UX design, Storytelling, and Data Insights.

  • Conduct needs assessments with participants and stakeholders

  • Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts to tailor the curriculum for the audience, designing engaging playful course material and design challenges

  • Onboard instructors and manage classroom delivery

    Clients included: NFL, Weight Watchers, Intuit, Amazon Goodreads, Wyndham Hotel Group, GE Oil & Gas, and L'Oréal.

Lead Game Designer| Institute of Play

New York, NY | September '10 - October '15

  • Lead and manage team of Game Designers in Research and Design studio at NYC public school, Quest to Learn.

  • Create and facilitate powerful teacher professional development workshops for teachers around the country in game-based learning.

  • Work with Teachers, Learning Designers, and students to create academically challenging and engaging games and game-like learning curriculum.

  • Consult on the design of games and game-like curriculum for companies and organizations around the US, such as Boys and Girls Club of America, YMCA, Committee for Children, and the JP Morgan Chase Fellowship Initiative program.

  • Regularly speak at conferences as well as to reporters and researchers about Institute of Play’s mission and work.

Clinical Assessor and Research Assistant| Judge Baker Children's Center

Boston, MA | July '06 - February '08

  • Conduct ongoing interviews and assessments for 25 youth and parents participating in a long term research study on the effects of parental depression on youth.

  • Manage and track the scheduling requirements of 25 research subjects.

  • Perform administrative and project management tasks, including filing, data entry, telephone reception, scheduling, and accounting for the research team’s petty cash system.

Volunteer Experience

Digital Advisory Council Member| Classroom, Inc.

New York, NY | Aug. '20 - present

Tech Advisory Board Member|

New York, NY | Aug. '14 - present

Skills and Expertise

  • Extensive experience in game design, learning and instructional design, graphic design, facilitation, project management, employee supervision, and developing innovative learning strategies for youth and adult learners at schools, organizations, and Fortune 500 companies.

  • Proficient with Mac and PC platforms

  • Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Rise 360, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Pages, Keynote and Google Drive.

Speaking Engagements

  • Games and Learning Society Conference

Madison, WI | June ‘11, June ’14

  • MIT Game Lab Symposium

Boston, MA | Sept ‘12

  • Another World By Design

Providence, RI | Sept ‘12

  • Harvard Future of Learning Summit

Boston, MA | July ‘13

  • Playful Learning Summit

Madison, WI | June ’14

  • Lincoln Center Education Summer Forum

New York, NY | July ‘14, ’17, ‘18

  • SXSWEdu

Austin, TX | March ‘15

  • US Department of Education Games Summit

New York, NY | April ‘15

  • Arts in Education Roundtable Face to Face

New York, NY | April ‘15

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