I’m an educator, writer, art lover, as well as a museum enthusiast, educator and docent. I have a Master’s Degree in Education and Human Development with a focus in education technology. I've over twenty years experience in education, specifically in curriculum design, teaching, and creating learning strategies and dynamic learning experiences for learners online and face-to-face. Using digital technology and online learning platforms is an especially exciting part of my work; I use innovative technology with sound pedagogical principles. My clients have included education institutions and organizations such as The World Bank, Cal State Fullerton, K-12 schools, and various company's learning and development departments.
Recently I've transitioned my work to museum education. I'm enrolled in a Museum Studies Certificate Program with Northwestern University (completion date is December 2019). I'm a program assistant and educator at a museum in Los Angeles, and I'm also a gallery public program docent-in-training at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. The Getty program runs for six months ending in February 2020. After that I'll be leading public tours on Getty's general collection and special exhibitions.
My passion for museum education led to me starting a blog, Museums for Real. My goal for Museums for Real is to share and explore ideas on how to make museums dynamic places of learning, growth and enjoyment. It's geared to people who are interested in museums and cultural institutions as places of visitor-focused learning and experiences. There's much opportunity to make these spaces more approachable and guest-focused; my aim is to help in some way.
I also work on various writing and course development projects. The big project I'm working on now is an online course "Art Appreciation for Real People". Planned launch date is Fall 2020.
You can also visit my Bio page for more details about my work experience.