Welcome to My Site
I'm a communicator, scientist, and doer. I'm passionate about making the world a better, more equitable, and more just place. Scroll down to learn more about me.
My life changed forever in July of 2011. I realized I couldn't stand by and report the news any longer. I wanted to be a bigger part of the movement making a positive difference in the world. I started taking chemistry, math, and biology classes at Rockhurst University, UMKC, and Johnson County Community College. My good grades, determination, and dedication got me into Notre Dame's Masters in Global Health program. Now I want to use my talents. I’m seeking opportunities combining science, technology, and Global Health. Interest in communications and health equity.
Background & Expertise
August 2018 - August 2019
CAPSTONE RESEARCH | ECK INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH
Author of “Evaluating the Host Decoy Trap in San José de Chamanga, Ecuador”.
Worked with an international team of researchers in low resource area to study a spike in malaria cases.
Designed original research and methods.
Lived, worked, and performed research in a foreign country.
Scheduled travel for Notre Dame Researchers
Budgeted for research studies.
Used molecular identification to confirm species of more than 500 possible malaria vectors.
August 2014 - Present
SURGICAL SERVICES | AGILITI HEALTH
Traveled 100s of miles around the Midwest to assist doctors and nurses in the operating room.
Work includes 50% ENT, 30% urology and GYN, and 20% cosmetic laser procedures.
#1 Rated laser tech in Kansas City based on customer experience.
Trained dozens of new employees.
Leader on scheduling and inventory.
August 2018 - July 2019
Took ND OER to a new level of engagement with academically elite high school students.
Responsible for the creative content of monthly webcast.
Produced 2 minute features highlighting student achievements and University projects.
August 2011 - August 2014
NEWS PRODUCER | FOX 4 KANSAS CITY WDAF
Created #1 4:30 am show from concept to final production.
Produced for #1 rated 7 am show and #1 rated Saturday morning show
Partnered with on-air talent, coordinated with production staff.
November 2008 - February 2010
NEWS PRODUCER | KCTV5 NEWS
Managed talent and production crews of 10 team members.
Planning and scheduling interviews/show elements.
November 2005 - November 2008
NEWS PRODUCER | WSBT NEWS 22
Wrote and planning South Bend’s #1-morning show.
Teamed with on-air talent and managing all aspects of the show.
Trained new employees.
What I’ve Learned
August 1998 - May 2003
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON
Wrote for student newspaper, The Indiana Daily Student. | Working for student TV productions.
Coursework in marketing, media design, journalism, and management.
August 2018 - August 2019
MS GLOBAL HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Joining the fight against Malaria: capstone project testing the effectiveness of new mosquito trapping method in Ecuador.
Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, project management, and geographical information systems (GIS).
August 2011 - May 2014
POST BACCALAUREATE PRE-MEDICAL
Program for students returning to school to achieve goals in STEM.
January 2013 - May 2014
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY
August 2014 - May 2017
JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
No matter the role or project, I’m confident in the skill set I bring to the table. Take a look below to learn more about my specific abilities, and feel free to get in touch if you’d like to learn more.
South and Central America
QGIS and ArcGIS
Statistics and Biostats
FCP & Davinci Resolve
OPERATING ROOM PROTOCOL
Working in the OR
Word, Excel, Powerpoint...
Working with international teams
Lab techniques and following protocol