WELCOME

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HEY, I'M KELLY

I'm passionate about social equality, inclusive learning and innovative teaching methodologies. Explore my portfolio, and feel free to get in touch with any questions.

My current work focuses on researching and developing Learning Experience (LX) designs using new technologies and ideologies. I co-created the Unnatural History Collective with Ania Khazina developing virtual reality experiences on these topics. We started by creating a VR experience around sexual health inequalities in society. Follow the link below for more info.

EXPERIENCE

COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGY, PARIS

CONTENT DEVELOPER, PARIS

March 2019 - present

September 2018 - Feb 2019

I was a pedagogical engineer creating educational content and strategy for digital learning content for an Arabic application set to launch in the spring of 2019. 

At Arabigo I engineered language curriculum and interactions for global users interested in learning Arabic.

PEDAGOGICAL ENGINEER, WAX SCIENCE

February 2018 - Present

With WAX ("What About eXperiencing Science"), I assist in creating and animating workshops about gender parity in STEM fields.

Building effective pedagogical methods and resources and analyzing data taken from workshop participants are all part of the work I do with WAX.

PROJECT MANAGER, PARIS

September 2017 - Present

I am a founding member of the ReStart Project, a coding class for refugees and asylum seekers at the CRI. For ReStart's creation, I handled student recruitment and foundational organization.

For Re:Start's programming course, I'm in charge of communications as well as event organization and program scheduling.

I'm a communications consultant for Dual Conseil, an educational and policy think tank located in the 9th arrondissement, Paris. 

For Dual Conseil, I coordinate communications and help manage the launch of educational projects.

ENGLISH TEACHER, PARIS

September 2016 - Present

I teach students of all ages at Les Petites Bilingues and previously for Education First

My classes are completely immersive and heavily game-based. With denser material or older age groups, I teach in an active learning style, engaging students in a variety of ways: watching short videos, playing mind games, focusing on specific topics to ameliorate vocabulary, to name a few.

I've taught in formal class settings, open workshops and one-on-one environments. I also give private tutoring sessions on a case-by-case basis.

TEAM LEADER & PROTOTYPING MENTOR, CROATIA

February 2018 - Present

I'm an organizer of the Summer Science Factory Paris team. I also lead a workshop on building open-source DIY lab tools in Split, in July-August of 2018.

 

For this workshop, I taught 13 and 14-year old participants the concepts of 'do-it-yourself', open source, sustainable development and how to rapidly prototype common lab tools, including DIY microscopes using webcams, an incubator and centrifuges. Included in the workshop were trainings on how to approach learning and building in the 'learn-by-doing' fashion. Trainings included 3D modeling and printing using Tinkercad, Cura and an Ultimaker printer as well as how to safely use power tools and shop equipment.

RAPID PROTOTYPING, MUMBAI

December 2017

I participated in STEAM school Mumbai where our portable toilet was ranked #1 best innovation by The Better India.

 

The event combined hard and soft skills to build tools used for problem-solving. Our projects revolved around the United Nations' sustainable development goals for 2030.

JOURNALIST, USA & EUROPE

June 2011 - Present

Some of my writing can be found on Medium and WAX's web space, where I write about pedagogy, research and my experiences living and working abroad.

I was a production intern for National Public Radio in Florida and Washington and I producing stories around humanitarian, environmental and social issues which were broadcasted on a public radio service.

I've also written for organizations like Global Washington, an NGO connecting and promoting large and small humanitarian organizations in Washington and abroad. I wrote stories about their events and issues their members sought to address. 

EDUCATION

MASTER IN EDTECH, CRI, PARIS

RESEARCH SYNTHESIS: SEX-ED & GENDER 

September 2017 - June 2019

At Paris Diderot University's Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires, I have taken courses and created projects around Game Design for Learning, Learning by Doing, Open Cognition & Education, Technologies for Learning, Innovative Pedagogies & Learning Society, Open Science & Citizen Science.

The two-year Education & Technology master is made of courses in educational innovation and three long-term internships which coincide. As part of my first year's project, my colleague Ania Khazina and I created the Unnatural History Collective.

BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, FLAGLER COLLEGE, FLORIDA

August 2007 - April 2011

I studied communications across a bevy of platforms at Flagler, located in Saint Augustine, Florida. I specialized in print and broadcast media with a heavy interest in radio. 

I created a radio show at Flagler College Radio exploring local topics including environmental and political issues of the community. I was also an editor for Flagler's College newspaper and a contributor for Coquina Online and the Ponte Vedra Recorder.

I minored in Anthropology and my interest for gender theory was sparked during my time studying human sexuality, historical anthropology and gender politics.

January 2015 - April 2015

I completed the official four-month course and am certified to teach English internationally as a foreign language.

Seattle College's TESOL courses explore the technical aspects of the English language, immersion techniques and teacher sensitivity, among other skills.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE, EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, FLORIDA

August 2004 - April 2007

I attended an accelerated high school program located in Gainesville, Florida.

TESOL CERTIFIED, SEATTLE CENTRAL COLLEGE, WASHINGTON

PROFICIENCIES

VIRTUAL REALITY

Skilled at:
- Writing scenarios
- Research and data mining
- Shooting with 360 technology 
- Editing with Adobe Premiere
- Creating animated environments in Unreal Engine

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Skilled at:

- Student recruitment

- Staff organization

- Internal and external communications

- Curriculum scheduling

- Event planning

TEACHING

Skilled at:
- Planning & leading workshops
- Building curriculum
- Student engagement
- Research on new methods

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JOURNALISM

Skilled at:

- Radio production 

- Writing and editing stories 

- Press releases and communication protocols

- Audacity, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft office, OS X applications

Recording Studio

RAPID PROTOTYPING

- Have built projects addressing waterborne illness, community issues and gender inequality
- Designed & led rapid prototype events 
- Hardware proficiency in Arduino, CNC machines, 3D printing and modeling, power tools

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CONTACT

+33 769139266