Photo Credit: Thearith Seng

Photo Credit: Thearith Seng

I work with organizations committed to positive community impact.

I'm a creative, collaborative, and energetic professional with more than 12 years of experience designing, leading, and documenting innovative, interdisciplinary programs.

I currently serve as a Program Associate at The Sprout Fund, Pittsburgh's leading agency supporting innovative ideas, catalyzing community change, and making the region a better place to live, work, play, and raise a family. After working part-time as a facilitator and project manager, I was recruited to join Sprout’s Community Building team, where I foster collaboration and partnerships, manage signature programs, facilitate online and in-person community dialogue, and design and host engagement events and activities in order to build robust communities of practice, both within Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning Network and in communities nationwide. My interdisciplinary work at Sprout has included projects focused on connected learning, civic engagement, public art, open innovation, and economic opportunity. 

In San Francisco, I founded the Academic Support Program at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, part of Schools of the Sacred Heart San Francisco, where I also served as a leader in technology integration and the implementation of the four-school community's 1:1 iPad program. I spent nearly a decade working as a teacher and administrator in schools in Texas, California, and Pennsylvania, where I taught history and French and directed programs in college counseling and community service. I also served as coordinator of a professional learning community of school learning specialists in the San Francisco Bay Area called BAISLD. Since 2013, I have worked as an expert reviewer of apps, websites, and games for Common Sense Media, an independent nonprofit dedicated to helping kids thrive in a rapidly changing world.Additionally, I have worked in the Education Department at WQED Multimedia as the project manager and associate producer for iQ: smartparent, an Emmy Award-winning television series about parenting in the digital age.

I have spoken at conferences including Mozilla Festival, the Digital Media and Learning Conference (now the Connected Learning Summit), and the Parents Education Network’s annual EdRev conference and celebration. I also serve as a volunteer college admissions adviser for the Athletic Scholars Advancement Program (ASAP) at San Francisco’s Mission High School and Pittsburgh’s Central Catholic High School.

I hold a master’s degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in Plan II Honors and English from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

 

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