CV

Professional Summary

Educator • Strategic Advisor • Project Coordinator

  • Transformative and Award-Winning Educator with 5+ years of experience in public speaking, instruction, and facilitation in a university environment.

  • Dynamic and Strategic Leader who designed and produced a 3-month strategic plan that netted an additional $700,000 for mental health resources and additional compensation. Can manage multiple projects from conception to completion simultaneously.

  • Creative Program Manager who supervised and grew an education program during a time of organizational restructuring while retaining my entire workforce.

  • Recent PhD with expertise in decolonial practices and space exploration. Experienced in communications, project planning and execution. Focused and adept at analysis, forecasting, and consulting.

Skills

Teaching  Facilitation   Strategy    Forecasting 
 Project Coordination    Space Policy Analysis

Conflict Resolution Collaboration Creativity  Critical Thinking 

Problem Solving  Public Speaking Interdisciplinary Research

Work Experience

2014-2018

2019-Current

Educator - Western University

Award-winning and innovative educator who facilitated weekly lessons, mentored students, and co-developed courses. Used a wide range of research and instructional techniques.

  • Prepared and delivered lectures, facilitated weekly lessons, and mentored a diverse student body.

  • Received two teaching awards for exemplary and creative work in teaching, educational development, and student advising.

  • Co-developed curriculum materials that were more diverse and inclusive to align with a global vision of education.

Facilitator -Decolonial (Space) Reading Group 

Designed reading group for space professionals to engage with political and social thought about space exploration.

  • Developed a monthly online reading group dedicated to decolonial theory in relation to space exploration.

  • Created an interdisciplinary reading list based on six years of extensive research.

  • Facilitates monthly discussions and collaborates with people in other academic disciplines to ensure interdisciplinary comprehension.

  • Consults for industry professionals and graduate students on decoloniality, American space policy, and visions of the future for strategic planning purposes.

2018-2019

Program Manager -Western University 

Wellness Education Centre

Promoted to the role of coordinator to supervise the wellness space on campus during organizational restructuring with the objective of creating a swift and easy transition plan. Managed and mentored 25+ staff members during their intensive training while overseeing various wellness projects across campus. This role required strategic vision and a varied organizational skill set. From event planning, such as Bell Let’s Talk, to coordinating wellness initiatives across campus, the portfolio involved community and university stakeholders and relations, campus-wide engagement, and student education programing.

  • Managed a diverse group of student volunteers, training them to facilitate wellness discussion and education.

  • Increased social media engagement by 80% from the previous year while producing social media content on a daily and weekly basis. 

  • Coordinated seven successful educational campaigns over course of the academic year while increasing student engagement through workshops, events, and workgroups.

  • Collaborated with 10+ campus and community groups to promote wellness through lectures, workshops, and events, such as group counseling, therapy dogs, and student groups.

  • Developed five distinct wellness education collections while maintaining seven other collections totaling over twenty thousand resources available to students and the community.

  • Developed and implemented the yearly strategic plan making sure that it fit with both the new Western Experience strategic plan and the transition plan for the Centre itself.

  • As this position was phased out under the new strategic plan, I took the opportunity to finish my PhD. 

Education

2014-2020

Western University

2012-2014

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois, USA

                     MA—Social and Political Thought

Feminist and Marxist Theories

Areas of Teaching and Research Expertise 

Social Theory;  Decolonial Theory; Political Theory;  Gender Studies; Sociology;  American Space History;  Political Economy;  International Relations​;  Space Futures;  Decolonial Futures;

 Space Policy;  Problem-Solving; Critical Thinking; Creative Thinking

Decoloniality;  Space Futures; Marxism;  Ecofeminism;  Cosmism;  American Cosmological Orders;  Architecture;   Design;  Governance;  Community;  Space Policy; Committee for the Future.

London, Ontario, Canada

                     PhD—Theory and Criticism

Decolonial Theory and Space exploration

Lunar Craters