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curriculum vitae

# unique achievements

# conf and pub

  • Navigating the Academic Seas
  • Saint Cloud State University Student Research Colloquium | St. Cloud, MN
  • 18 April 2017

  • Infographic poster project discussing a pilot project for a dedicated departmental advisor within the Community Psychology department. Survey results show that meeting with a departmental advisor improved potential student outcomes. Implications of meeting with an advisor are presented.


  • what has been taken...
  • Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine
  • Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 6
  • April 2017

  • Three poems on loss.


  • Free to Prey: Driving the (Financial) Stake into MMORPG Toxicity
  • Midwest Pop Culture Association 2016 | Chicago, IL
  • 07 October 2016
  • Please see Digital Spaces for more information, including full abstract.

  • Exploration of relationships between power, motive, and financial expenditures within MMORPGs, the influence of socioeconomic and demographics in player profiles, and how they compare between subscription-based versus free-to-play models.


  • The Invisible Wound: Racial and Cultural Trauma in America
  • The Survive & Thrive Experience
  • 22 October 2015

  • "Cultural, racial, and national trauma - what are the invisible wounds from them and what does it mean that we often suffer this trauma in silence. This group of experts and celebrators of life offer us insights into what we share as a people both good and bad and what we might do about the invisible wound of cultural, racial, and national trauma."


  • Antioxidant Activity in Different Forms of Hops
  • National Conference for Undergraduate Research | Lexington, KY
  • 04 April 2014

  • Lupulin compounds in the hops plant (Humulus lupulus) have been studied in recent years for their potential antioxidant properties. The reaction with DPPH• (2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) was used to determine the antioxidant activity of the hop extracts with Simcoe hop cones and pellets was investigated. This showed a rapid decrease in radicals over a period of 30 minutes.

# academics

  • Saint Cloud State University
  • English - Rhetoric & Writing, MA
  • August 2015 to December 2019


  • The College of Saint Scholastica
  • History, BA
  • August 2011 - May 2015

  • ⁖ Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
  • ⁖ Increasing Women in Technology (IWIT) Scholarship Recipient
  • ⁖ MICS 2012 - Robotics Competition
  • ⁖ Secretary for the Mathematics Society


  • Lake Superior College
  • Network Administration and Security, AAS
  • June 2011 - August 2012 | transferred to College of St. Scholastica

# career


  • Freelance/Ghost Writer
  • Online/Various | St. Cloud, MN
  • July - October 2018

  • Created blogs, articles, and buying guides for a variety of topics. Focused on creating engaging, customer-oriented content for affiliate sales programs. SEO and copywriting focus.


  • Instructor/Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Saint Cloud State University | St. Cloud, MN
  • August 2015 - December 2017

  • Instructed English 191, a freshman-level composition course which taught the writing process via rhetorical analysis and critical thinking skills. Developed course methodology utilizing a variety of methods for teaching research, often having students cross into digital spaces to understand and argue what was important within their world, using their own language. Taught students how to understand argument using a variety of sources, including critical theory and visual media. Final project focused on building effective proposal arguments with an emphasis on personal, community-specific issues.


  • Technology Services Assistant/Network Administration Intern
  • The College of Saint Scholastica | Duluth, MN
  • January 2013 – May 2015

  • Maintained computer systems campus-wide, including instructors and campus offices. Managed security and handled risks accordingly, including information breaches and malware remediation. Performed network administration duties such as deployment and remote security measures through Novell/ZenWorks. Assisted faculty with setting up classroom technology, including but not limited to projectors, laptop carts, and classroom desktops.


  • Online Course Development Assistant/Instructional Design
  • The College of Saint Scholastica | Duluth, MN
  • March 2012 – May 2015

  • Created online courses in Blackboard using HTML and CSS with instructor-provided materials, utilizing software such as Articulate and Camtasia to create and edit multimedia presentations. Used Dragon NaturallySpeaking to transcribe audio lectures. Utilized available technology to prepare resources for students with disabilities and various learning styles/special needs.


  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • The College of St. Scholastica | Duluth, MN
  • February - September 2013

  • Researched antioxidant properties of hops using spectroscopy (UV-VIS) and HPLC. Analyzing degradation during wort boiling and beer brewing processes.


  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College | Superior, WI
  • July 2011 - August 2013

  • Co-teacher as part of an annual robotics unit during the College for Kids summer session. Utilized Lego NXT and related technologies to inspire children to create their own robotics projects. Final projects for the unit were generally some sort of competition such as sumobots or drag racing. Some areas of focus included radar/sonar, IR sensing, gyroscopy, and general pathfinding.


  • Computer Services Technician
  • Lake Superior College | Duluth, MN
  • January - May 2011

  • Recovered sensitive data for clients, upgraded and installed operating systems, troubleshooted software and hardware complaints, organized computer sales.


  • Freelance Computer Technician
  • Duluth, MN & Superior, WI area
  • March 2009 - December 2012

  • Dealt with a variety of projects with Windows, Mac, and Linux including, but not limited to: network support, hardware installation, troubleshooting, and security concerns.


  • Sales Representative & Team Lead
  • Teleresources, Inc
  • Duluth, MN
  • January 2009 - November 2011

  • B2B and B2C telemarketing services. B2C concentrated on services such as roadside assistance, long-distance phone service, child educational aids, weight loss products, and connecting individuals to various colleges. B2B services included multiple forms of credit cards, such as fleet cards or gas cards. Also participated in political canvassing for a variety of figures. Team Lead duties included boosting team morale, earning sales, monitoring performance, and general organization. Broke numerous sales records and set a precedent for future campaigns, earning formal recognition by both Teleresources and their clients.

# special projects

  • Co-developed & maintained The College of Saint Scholastica’s flagship MOOC: Intro to Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Voiced and produced the advertisement for this MOOC, which aired between episodes of Doc C's Anatomy & Physiology podcast on iTunes. Produced marketing materials, course content preparation, podcast advertising and support, quality assurance, and per-semester revisions to course content. Blackboard 9.0 CMS; responsible for front-end development.
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