Media/Tech Learning Specialist
As a Media and Learning Specialist I oversee Engage the Brain’s social media profiles, company website, and other related technology projects. I truly believe that we can harness technology to provide a multi-faceted creative outlet where students will learn many methods of exploring and demonstrating interests and ideas.
When it comes to my own education, I graduated from New York University in the winter of 2009 with a degree in history, education, and dramatic literature. After working in both preschool and higher education, in March 2011 I moved back to New York City to pursue a graduate degree in Media Studies at The New School where I focused on documentary filmmaking and media education. For my graduate thesis, I produced, shot, and edited a 40 minute experimental documentary about an elusive and talented musician named Connie Converse and created an online museum displaying my research. The documentary premiered at the Sensoria Film and Music Festival in Sheffield, England in the fall of 2014 and won the “Life and Legacy” award at the 2014 Orlando Urban Film Festival. When I lived in Orlando, I served as an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Orange County Library System where I created technology classes for all ages. Currently, I am pursuing an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.
I work from my home in Nashville when I’m not hanging out with my husband, crazy-haired daughter, and chiweenie pup named Marie Andouille Laveau. (Actually, I am always hanging out with Marie. She never leaves my side.)