Raised by a family of educators and tinkerers, I fell in love with learning and technology at a young age. I realized early on you cannot move technology forward without first understanding the various ways we all learn and communicate. This realization drew me to the academic technology space for many years and now to Genentech’s Digital Learning & Experience (DLX) team. DLX is tasked with re-imagining the learning experience and leveraging emerging technologies, service design, and data to help create the future of learning. My time is presently split between deploying digital engagement toolsets, CMS and LMS strategy and support, cross-department IT collaborations, and external vendor management.
Before my current role at Genentech, I served as the Director of Technology and Communications for Stanford University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education for six years. As an embedded technology director, I worked closely with many campus partners to advance the technology, communication, and digital learning initiatives surrounding the Stanford graduate education experience. During my time at Stanford I led and deployed several pivotal solutions including a centralized graduate student application system and a flipped-LMS platform focused on free-choice learning opportunities. Presently, I continue to serve as a technical consultant within graduate education at Stanford, namely for the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER).
Alongside my work in academia, I have over fifteen years of freelance experience including hardware and software troubleshooting, web and graphic design, marketing and communication strategy, and technical project management. In 2011 I expanded my freelance work by founding Social Exchange Solutions, a Houston-based web design and social media consulting company.
Somewhere between work and play lies one of my passion projects which is contributing to the Domain of One’s Own movement as I believe everyone deserves to have their own home on the web.
I am always open to meeting new people, contributing to new projects, and discovering new passions of my own. With that, feel free to connect.