Category: Education

September 2017: Space Camp!

I’m showcasing the progress of Tactile Astronomy – Teaching Astronomy To Blind Youth at Space Camp 2017!

Tactile Astronomy Appeal & Fundraiser

Make a New Zealand GST-deductible charitable donation to support teaching Astronomy to blind youth.

Project Jonah Volunteer Medic

Since September 2016, I am a registered volunteer for Marine Mammal strandings in New Zealand. You can learn more about Project Jonah here: Project Jonah – Marine Mammal…

Community Volunteering: MESHED

I am involved in the development of the MESHED collaborative to support resillient communities in Auckland through neighborhood activations of MakerHood.

Graduate Studies Program 2011

I was a program participant with a full scholarship. The aim is to positively benefit a billion people within 10 years.

Inspire Antarctica Expedition 2011

I was part of IAE11 this March. I recorded a Higher Education Podcast series of the experience which included living 10 days in Antarctica.

Master of Science in Instructional Design from WIU

I specialized in Social Media and Podcasting thanks to my experience on study abroad on a cruise ship.

Semester Abroad: The Scholar Ship | 2007

Through an Institute for International Education grant of $10,000 and the support of The Scholar Ship Office of the President, I have been able to attend this multi-country study abroad program that took me to Greece, Portugal, Panama, Ecuador, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia and China.

Campus Leadership at Western Illinois University

My seven years at Western during my Bachelor and Master’s I heavily invested in my passion: interconnecting people. I focused in international work and we did wonderful things.

Bachelor of Science in Physics from Western Illinois University

I graduated with honors from the Office of the President with a triple minor in Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Mechanical Design), Mathematics and German.

Semester Abroad: Technische Universitat Munchen | 2001

Through the DAAD, I attended “High Tech In Old Munich”: A language, culture and science summer program that included visits to companies in Munich and the surrounding area.