Resume

Introduction

I’m currently developing a web design and development portfolio as well as working through a handful of online programming, visual design, and user experience courses.

Work Experience
Education
Projects
Skills & Tools
Volunteer Experience


Work Experience

Academic Librarian, Reference & Instruction
DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (2008-2013)

Job Components: Research, Classroom Teaching, Individualized Instruction, Departmental Liaison, Collection Management, Web Content Management

Full Summary:

  • Provide research instruction in a variety of settings including one-on-one interviews at the Reference Desk and during individually scheduled appointments.
  • Develop and present larger library instruction classes and workshops for students, faculty, and staff members at the College.
  • Create and maintain library research pathfinders and guides tailored to individual classes and academic departments.
  • Act as a liaison to the Arts & Humanities departments on campus.
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of the library’s Reference collection.

Web Services Assistant; Academic Librarian, Reference & Instruction
DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (2006-2008)

Job Components: Web Content Development, Web Publishing, Web Design, Project Management, Web Support, Research, Classroom Teaching, Individualized Instruction

Full Summary:

  • Assist with the design, development, and management of the Macalester College campus website on a team of two people.
  • Help provide support, training, assistance, and instruction to the campus community in designing and publishing information on the web.
  • Work collaboratively to design, develop, and manage the library website. Help to plan for, and develop, web-based resources, services, documentation, and instruction.
  • Provide research instruction in a variety of settings including one-on-one interviews at the Reference Desk and during individually scheduled appointments.
  • Develop and present larger library instruction classes and workshops for students, faculty, and staff members at the College.
  • Create and maintain library research pathfinders and guides tailored to individual classes and academic departments.

Academic Librarian, Digital & Web Services
DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (2004-2006)

Job Components: Web Content Development, Web Publishing, Web Design, Project Management, Web Support, Research, Classroom Teaching, Individualized Instruction

Full Summary:

  • Act as the leader in a collaborative environment for the ongoing development, management, and improvement of the library website and web based services.
  • Provide research instruction in a variety of settings including one-on-one interviews at the Reference Desk and during individually scheduled appointments.
  • Develop and present larger library instruction classes and workshops for students, faculty, and staff members at the College.
  • Create and maintain library research pathfinders and guides tailored to individual classes and academic departments.

Academic Librarian, Digital & Electronic Resources
DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN (2001-2004)

Job Components: Research, Classroom Teaching, Individualized Instruction, Digital Assets Management, Electronic Research Resources Management, Departmental Liaison

Full Summary:

  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of the library’s electronic resource collection.
  • Work in cooperation with other staff members to design, develop, and manage the library website.
  • Provide research instruction in a variety of settings including one-on-one interviews at the Reference Desk and during individually scheduled appointments.
  • Develop and present larger library instruction classes and workshops for students, faculty, and staff members at the College.
  • Create and maintain library research pathfinders and guides tailored to individual classes and academic departments.

Faculty Lecturer, Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach
Department of Athletics at the State University of New York/SUNY-Cortland, NY (1997-1998)

Job Components: Curriculum Planning, Classroom Teaching, Individualized Instruction, Advising College Students, Coaching/Instructing Student Athletes, Management of Coaching Staff, Coordinating Practices, Planning & Running Meets/Events, Coordinating Travel, Recruitment of New Student Athletes, Sports Psychology

Full Summary:

  • As a faculty member, design, develop, and teach full semester courses in the Physical Education (PE) department at the college.
  • Courses included Gymnastics & Tumbling and Swimming & Diving.
  • Act as an advisor for students in the PE department.
  • As Head Coach, coordinate, support, and coach/instruct the student athlete’s on the women’s gymnastics team. Organize meets, events, and travel to away competitions.
  • Mentor and supervise the team’s assistant coach.
  • Work to recruit new student athletes for future years.
  • Work with the athletes on developing sports psychology skills to help them successfully practice and perform at higher levels while maintaining safety and a calm demeanor.

Graduate Teaching Assistant
School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN (1994-1995)

Job Components: Course Planning, Classroom Teaching, Individualized Instruction

Full Summary:

  • Develop course materials, coordinate, and teach full semester Physical Activity courses in the Department of Kinesiology curriculum.
  • Courses included Gymnastics & Tumbling, Swimming & Diving, and General Conditioning.

Education: Degrees

M.A., Library & Information Studies
School of Library and Information Studies/SLIS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI (1998-2000)

M.A., Kinesiology, Sports Psychology
School of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Leisure Studies, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St Paul/Minneapolis, MN (1993-1995)

B.A., Psychology
Psychology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (1989-1993)

Education: Individual Courses

Interaction Design Foundation (2017-Present)

GDI/Girl Develop It-Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN (2016-Present)

Skillcrush Career Blueprints (2015-Present)

Treehouse (2011-Present)

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, Interactive Design and Marketing Certificate Program (3 courses, 2012)

Saint Paul College, St. Paul, MN, Computer Programming (6 courses, 2010-2011)

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN,
Graphic Design: Web and Interactive Media (1 course, 2010)


Projects

Carpet Den Inc.
Cottage Grove, MN (May 2016-Present)

Using an existing HTML & CSS web presence, installed and setup a basic WordPress site for this small local business. Streamlined and re-organized content for the site as well as customized the environment within the chosen WordPress theme. Currently helping the business owner to understand options for updating and developing the WordPress site further. Also assisting with routine backup procedures and security needs for the site.

Hack the Gap Hackathon
Target, Minneapolis, MN (January, 2017)

Worked together on a team of five participants over two days to brainstorm, plan, design, and develop a texting application to provide a way for people who are thinking about suicide to text for help.

Hack the Gap Hackathon
Clockwork Active Media, Minneapolis, MN (June, 2016)

Worked together on a team of four participants over two days to brainstorm, plan, design, and develop a software application to provide a way to search for mental health resources, non-profits, tools, and health care providers based on the location of the user.


Skills

  • Web Design/Visual Design
  • Web Development/Programming
  • Content Development/Management
  • Research
  • Instruction/Teaching/Presenting
  • Curriculum Planning

Tools

  • HTML, CSS
  • WordPress
  • Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Typekit, Experience Design
  • Atom, Sublime Text, Coda
  • Transmit, Cyberduck, Yummy FTP
  • MAMP

Volunteer Experience

Girl Develop It – Minneapolis
Various Locations, Minneapolis, MN (2016-Present)

Help as a teaching assistant for HTML & CSS and WordPress classes.

HealthPartners Patient Council
HealthPartners Corporate, Bloomington, MN (2010-Present)

Provide thoughtful feedback and ideas on various topics as designated by HealthPartners.