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Phone: 406.861.8543

In everything that I do, I challenge the motivations of the status quo. I believe in using a global, modern, and interdisciplinary approach to design the education system of the 21st century. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Heavy attention to detail

  • Group Facilitation Skills

  • Highly innovative problem solving methods

  • Well-developed organizational skills


Eastern Washington University, Cheney WA

BA Children's Studies/Sociology Minor/Psychology Minor

May 2016


The importance of a modern and holistic approach is what directed me to the interdisciplinary Children’s Studies program at Eastern Washington University. Over the past four years, I have focused my studies on better understanding the ways different characteristics intersect in the classroom. For example, in order to challenge the belief that ADHD is a single faced learning disability I studied the ways socioeconomic status and ADHD impact one another and the ways ADHD influence a student’s chances of success in the classroom. 


Awards and Recognitions

  • Dean's Honored Student Award: awarded by the College of Social Sciences on the bases of academic excellence and leadership. 

  • Frances B Huston Award: Awarded by the College of Social Sciences to graduating seniors who have achieved academic excellence and have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities at Eastern and/or in the community.

  • Outstanding Graudating Senior: Given to three academically outstanding seniors in the Children's Studies program


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

M.S.Ed. International Educational Development and Interdisciplinary studies in Human Development 

May 2018


Education systems work to educate the whole child. Article 29 of The UNCRC describes a child's full educational potential to include their talents, personality, and physical and mental ability. If we hope to improve education, we must understand the whole child. My time at University of Pennsylvania has been focused on understanding the intersection between culture and human development.  



  • Information and Communication Technologies for Education in Developing Countries

  • Basic Education in Developing Countries

  • Cognitive Development

  • Human Development

  • Poverty and Child Development

  • Youth Cultural Formations

  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Programs in International Educational Development

  • Policy Planning in International Education



Program Specialist

The Asia Foundation


2018 - Present


Lead the development of a multi country initiative to publish and translate children’s books in local languages while promoting the importance of reading. Strategically refocus the vision, brand, and messaging of the program while managing domestic communiation channels. Develop innovative strategies to engage children’s voices in planning, implementing, and measuring the program. Lead diverse teams across Asia to significanltly grow the program while increasing and diversifying the program funding portfolio.

Children's Content Specialist

Sesame Workshop India & Whiz Kids




Supported the development of television content for Galli Galli Sim Sim in India including engaging stakeholder voices, developing scripts, presenting research and publishing reports. Supported the development of an accelerated basic education program for out of school children in rural Ethiopia built on a new locally produced television program called Tibeb Girls. 


Director of Development and Engagement

Odyssey Youth Movement


2015 - 2016


In this role at Odyssey, I was tasked with researching, designing and implementing a three-year development and engagement plan. The plan focuses on increasing the sustainability of the organization through strategies in four development categories: philanthropic culture, individual donors, donor engagement, and grants and corporate giving.


Community Youth Programs Director

Odyssey Youth Movement


2014 - 2015


As the Community Youth Programs Director at Odyssey, I was responsible for using research methods to cultivate a stronger understanding of the way teens experience their schools.  With this knowledge, I lead a team of youth to develop support mechanisms for the underlying contributors that inhibit on-time graduation.


Program Director

Camp Fire Inland Northwest




As the Program Director for Camp Fire Inland Northwest, my primary responsibility was the development and oversight of sustainable out of school time programs. In addition, I served as the program quality lead and oversaw program quality improvement cycles with our two summer camps.


Other Accomplishments

  • Developed an after-school program that targets at risk 4th, 5th and 6th graders

  • Successfully mapped resources and target populations in our 18 county jurisdiction


Communications Assistant

Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation


2013 - 2014 


As the communications assistant at the Ambassadors Scholarship Foundation, I worked to understand the importance of international education.  My responsibilities included fundraising, social media management, and scholarship review all from a vantage of international education and its impact on students.


Assistant HIV Prevention Coordinator

Spokane AIDS Network


2011 - 2013


As the Assistant HIV Prevention Coordinator at the Spokane AIDS Network, one of my primary focuses was the coordination and facilitation of a CDC funded multilevel HIV prevention intervention known as INMx. Key elements of this program include leadership, empowerment, and community outreach.


Other Accomplishments

  • Grew a 5-year-old, multi-level, goal driven intervention by 250% in 18 months


Radio Programmer

KYRS Thin Air Community Radio


2014 - 2016


As a volunteer Radio Programmer with KYRS, I hosted a weekly radio show. 


Vice President of the Board of Directors

North Idaho AIDS Coalition


2014 - 2016


I assisted in the leadership of the board to work towards our mission of eradicating the effects of HIV/AIDS in the communities of Northern Idaho. 



Vice President

The Asia Foundation



Dr. Dan A. Wagner

Director International Educational Development Program at Penn & UNESCO Chair for Learning and Literacy


Maker Collaborator


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