I am an Internal Communications and Employee Engagement Strategist with over 8 years experience working in corporate and academic environments focused on innovation and technology. My strengths include excellent project management and communication skills. I have the proven ability to clarify complex concepts and present them creatively. I am also successful visualizing internal culture through a variety of media formats and I work well independently and as part of a team.
Internal Comms Manager, HR (Talent) (2015 - PRESENT)
Hired and managed an internal comms team to help Human Resources (Talent) communicate news, deliver internal products, and promote culture to 2500+ Rioters globally. Work closely with Head of Talent, Head of Recruiting, and other Talent leads to set project goals.
NASA's JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
Internal Comms Strategist (2010 - 2016)
Hired and managed design team developing a variety of recruitment, onboarding, and employee engagement tools to help Human Resources define and promote culture at JPL for 5,000+ employees. Worked closely with Director’s Office and Head of HR to determine project goals.
Principle Designer (2011 - 2015)
Led research for new category of smart, connected devices and apps. Created strategy for the business through human-centered design. Creator and editor for the ADQ, an internal design magazine. Worked closely with Head of Design to define studio culture.
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN, Pasadena (CA)
Graduate Lecturer, People-Knowing (Fall 2014) and Data Stories (Fall 2012)
Undergraduate Lecturer, Art of Research (Spring 2010, 2011)
SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS IN LEARNING (SAIL), Washington DC
Arts Coordinator (2005 - 2007)
Director of arts-infused curriculum for children with special needs. Created computer lab, film festival, and
WORLD TEACH, Universidad Tecnica Estul de Quevedo (Ecuador)