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Professional ​

I cultivated my strengths-based holistic approach in various roles including mental health therapist, researcher, principal, school counselor, and content director for an EdTech start-up. I have experience managing both instructor-led and virtual professional projects. My EdD program prepares transformational leaders who apply evidence-based practices to improve outcomes. Though meticulous about details, I balance this with a growth mindset, collaborative spirit, and ‘big picture’ ideas. Intrinsically motivated and agile, I demonstrate success in remote work environments across multiple domains.

Professional Expertise

Educational Leadership

Project Management

Program Evaluation

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Content Curation/Creation

Strategic Planning 

Qualitative Research

Interpersonal Skills

Cross-Team Collaboration Empathy

Creative Problem Solving

Tireless Optimism


Intrinsic Motivation

Conflict Resolution & Mediation 

Johns Hopkins University
  • Ed.D. with specialization in Mind, Brain and Teaching (Neuroeducation)


Xavier University
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling  

University of Cincinnati 
  • B.A. Political Science/Pre-Law


Neuroeducation Consultant: 2020 - Current

  • Collaborating with companies, schools, and non-profits as a subject-matter expert for educational leadership/strategic planning, mental health and social-emotional wellness; curating MH content, launching advocacy programs to reduce stigma and increase access to services, project management, professional coaching, and curriculum design for online and in-person programs.

Lotus Public Charter School - Founding Board Member: Ongoing

  • Team member advising design of a holistic PreK-8 public charter school in Washington, D.C. created to meet the unique needs of students with learning differences, founded on principles of DEI and Social-Emotional Wellbeing - Academy Advisory Board: Ongoing
  • Global stakeholders selected to evaluate innovative practices that effectively support quality education in schools. Based upon impact and scalability, these solutions become part of HundrEd's annual Global Collection

Challenges Abroad - Expert Panelist: 2020 - 2021

  • Driven by the mission to ignite compassion and create a new generation of global citizens, lead university students in virtual sessions regarding UN Sustainable Development Goal 4- Quality Education

Evolution Labs - Director of Content: 2018 - 2020

  • Envisioned, developed, and delivered all content for a customizable mental health product suite in a hyper-compressed (75 days) timeline resulting in new strategic client partnerships 

  • Conceptualized and curated content for state-mandated K-12 child trafficking and substance abuse prevention programs; remotely recruited and supervised freelance writers, researchers, and content experts 

  • Devised scope, sequence, and CASEL alignment for web/app-based PreK-12 Student, Parent and Staff lesson libraries; orchestrated evidence-based research plan to quantify the efficacy of all programs/products

The Summit Country Day School - Division Director: 2016 - 2018

  • Strategic plan leader for Creative Problem Solving Team created a unique identity in an oversaturated market; concentrated on change management resulting from new initiatives

  • Innovation-focused leadership grounded in neuroeducation research, including hands-on student experiences, real-world problem solving and alternative assessments; modernized classroom including standing-desks, collaboration clusters, and mindfulness practices

  • Designed and facilitated adult learning programs (PD) for 30+ direct reports; post-intervention data indicated statistically significant growth maintained at six-month follow-up

The Summit Country Day School - Counselor: 2009 - 2016

  • Served as a supportive liaison between students, parents, teachers, and school administrators; addressed academic, social-emotional needs via individualized education plans

  • Designed, wrote, and implemented counseling and character education curricula

  • Compiled, analyzed, and presented school and student performance data; trained faculty on using data to efficiently drive instruction

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