About

profileI recently completed my master’s program in Education Studies with an advanced certificate in Educational Technology and New Literacies at the Graduate School of Education at SUNY University at Buffalo. I hold a bachelors in Documentary Studies & Production from Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications, which I received in 2012. My research interests and professional experiences pertain to media literacy, digital literacy, and education technology integration .

In addition to my own video production work, I am interested in teaching others how to tell their own stories through media. I have taught media education courses in video production, social networking and web design to at-risk and foster youth in New York and Rhode Island. I have also done media education curriculum development for organizations such as Green Living ProjectProject Look Sharp, and VSA Arts RI.

I served as the website project manager for the Harrington School of Communications and Media at the University of Rhode Island and I am interested in expanding my role as a website designer.

My particular research interests are on underrepresented and disabled adolescents, media literacy pedagogy and informal learning environments. I am starting to study how media literacy education can bridge informal and formal learning spaces for at-risk youth.

When I’m not working hard on media education, I enjoy kayaking, horseback riding, going on hikes with my dog and exploring new places. My family is very dear to her and my parents, who are both teachers, have had a large influence on my interest in education.

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