I earned a Bachelors of Arts, Majoring in English and Minoring in Studio Art, from Bridgewater State University in 2012. I also took Secondary Education (grades 9-12) electives in this coursework, specifically Teaching of Writing. However, I transitioned my attention to subject matter more technical when I studied Marine Sciences and Business at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where I earned a Masters Degree in Marine Administration and Logistics (2015). During my time at Texas A&M I worked as a Writing Tutor and gained a lot of valuable training in the subtle skills of providing writing instruction.
Currently, I work in a fast-paced Information Technology position. I am routinely needing to understand new material and create strategies for training doctors and staff on the changes. This role requires precise technical writing, interpersonal charisma and patients, and articulate speech. I work closely with adult educators in creating these strategies, reviewing the needs and styles of specific individuals and entire departments. I conduct 1v1 training sessions and also group training sessions.
Before working in Information Technology I was working in the Maritime industry where my duties were focused on writing and training. I have two articles published in The Maritime Executive magazine and plan to continue writing in varies subjects that I am passionate about, including Philosophy and Theology. In the Maritime industry, I had valuable experience in leading cadets in practical training environments, sometimes managing group activities with a few to near 100 participants (ages 17+). While in graduate school I also worked as a Writing Tutor.