INSTRUCTOR - Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles, CA
Designed curriculum and taught course 'Creative Problem Solving & Brainstorming' in the Toy Design Program (3 Semesters).
Creative Problem Solving Institute Conference: Presented Edible Creativity - Tasty Tools for Creative Problem Solving.
The Flavor Experience: Presented research techniques & findings on Gen Y Food Attitudes & Behaviors.
Toy Fair and Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA) Conference: Led brainstorming training sessions.
Youth Marketing Mega Event: Invited to speak as a Youth/Tween Marketing expert based on the successful program created for FLY Pentop Computer (LeapFrog).
Viacom, Western Arts Alliance, and The Producers Guild of America: Conducted branding training sessions.
Contribute trend articles to SIGHTINGS, an Anthem Worldwide quarterly trends publication.
Published brainstorming exercises in 101 More Great Games & Activities by Arthur Van Gundy (Wiley).
Published training exercises in The 2013 Pfeiffer Training Annual (Wiley)
Contributed advice to the Vault Guide to Conquering Corporate America for Women and Minorities (Vault).
Past Vice President: American Marketing Association, Programming / Southern California Chapter
Past Advisory Committee Member: Product Development Management Association (PDMA-LA Start Up)
Member: Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA)
Member:Creative Education Foundation
Member: Women in Toys (WIT)
PRO BONO CONSULTING
LatinoU College Access (Advisory Committee and Consultant)
Casa de las Artesanias de Oaxaca, Mexico, retail supporting 27 indigenous communities; Casa Maria Amor women's shelter, Cuenca, Ecuador
Taproot Foundation service grant program
La Cocina incubator kitchen (Advisory Committee)
American Red Cross Kids Care Fair & Health Fair Expo
Portraits of Hope, a creative therapy program for hospitalized children
UpStart Bay Area innovation incubator