I am a communicator, designer, producer and evangelist of online digital / social media and I believe in its power to raise awareness, spark collaboration, foster community and create change.
Co-founder of web development company focusing on virtual worlds and online communities, and responsible for creative direction, marketing, project management and event planning.
Web 2.0 Specialist and Digital Media Producer within the Online Leadership Programs group of Global Kids, Inc., a New York City based non-profit organization dedicated to transforming urban youth into successful students, global citizens and community leaders.
- New media strategy and implementation of online outreach campaigns, websites, games, social media, social networks, virtual worlds and mobile technologies.
- Digital media production of audio, video, live simulcasts, web teleconferences, virtual events, mixed reality and podcast series.
- Designer and editor of print publications, collateral materials, curricula, journals and online community portals, websites and blog (http://olpglobalkids.org).
- Tech support, development and analytics across all web properties and social media platforms.
- Assist in developing organizational best practices in the use of social and digital media for supporting global youth leadership.
Responsible for the branding, design, user interface and overall look and feel of the corporate portal as well as client websites focusing on insurance related products and services. Worked from design stage through preproduction on printed materials such as ads, brochures, direct mail & trade show displays.
Freelance web/graphic design, digital media production, social media and event planning.
Provided technical support to faculty, staff and students regarding PC / Mac software and hardware. Installed software and maintained workstations. Designed forms, handouts, and procedural and tutorial manuals. Responsible for the collegeʼs audio, video and media collections.
The Singularity University Graduate Studies Program brings together a diverse group of the most accomplished experts in academics, business, and government with the top graduate and post graduate students and entrepreneurial leaders from around the globe for an intense 10-week summer experience. The program immerses students in an unparalleled learning environment to focus on solving the planet’s most pressing challenges using exponential & accelerating technologies. Students are challenged with 10⁹+ Team Projects, with the mission of positively affecting the lives of a billion people within 10 years
Member of the Student Activities Board, Campus Design, Computer Information Technologies and a student member of the Graphic Artist Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Illustrators.
Guest Speaker – Virtual Learning Environments graduate course, New School, NYC – July 21, 2010
SLCC10, Boston – August 16, 2010
Workshop – SLCC09, San Francisco – August 14, 2009
Panel – SLCC06, San Francisco – August 19, 2006
Virtual Praxis.2: Womenʼs International Community in Second Life – November 21, 2009
Panel – National Writer’s Union Digital Media Conference, Boston – October 17, 2009
Interactive Curator and Producer – State of Play, NYC – June 19-20, 2009
Panel – Podcamp NYC – April 26, 2008
Developed curriculum and taught “Natureʼs Sketchbook,” a summer workshop for youth ages 6-13, which focused on art technique and scientific exploration from a naturalistʼs point of view.
Taught traditional art techniques, such as drawing, painting, color theory, collage, printmaking and sculpture, to youth ages 6-13.
AvaCon, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth, enhancement, and development of the metaverse, virtual worlds, augmented reality, and 3D immersive and virtual spaces. AvaCon is the organizer of the annual Second Life Community Convention, which in 2010 took place in Boston, MA.
Transitionsʼ goal is to extend access to technology, shared information, resources and opportunities to those who are homeless, refugees, displaced and in transition.
Virtual Haiti Relief (VHR) is dedicated to raising funds in the virtual world of Second Life for Haitian earthquake relief and general education and awareness of Haitian culture. VHR collaborates with TechSoup’s Nonprofit Commons, Linden Lab and other organizations. Fundraising events include music and art festivals, fashion events, sales of virtual items and general donations. To date, VHR has raised over $8,000 solely via virtual world micro-donations.
Westport River Gardeners is a Southeastern MA horticultural and community gardening club, whose mission focuses on learning, sharing and community service.