The common thread in my life has been reprocessing of information. Collecting, sorting, repackaging, and sending out information is what I am good at, and I've done it in many different situations. After many years studying Russian, I left it behind to focus on the marine environment. I spent a few years as a kayak guide, always learning more about marine biology and my surroundings to share with my clients. Next I moved to a position coordinating volunteers, and found myself keeping track of organizational information so I could keep my volunteers up to date. In grad school, I began a formal study of the best ways to move information from sources to audiences. I began working with an environmental non-profit to track environmental news and update their audience online through social media. I finished my master's degree in 2010, but continue to develop my communications skill set and to learn all I can.
As part of packaging information, I have developed skills in written communication and graphic design, showcased in the portfolio of this VisualCV. For full professional information, please see my LinkedIn profile.