ABOUT - WORK
I am an employee-focused leader passionate about equity and inclusion, culture, development, leadership, employee engagement, education, and technology. An Oregonian recently located to Washington DC, I worked in PSU's Office of Information Technology from 2005 - 2019 (most recently as the Manager of Culture, Inclusion, and Development) and completed my Master of Public Administration in HR Management in 2018. I'm currently in the middle of a career change into international development and NGO work.
You can read more about my career history and accomplishments via LinkedIn or reach out if you have any questions.
As a board member or active volunteer, I am an engaged and mission-driven partner for strategic planning, events, fundraising, communications, and more. Current board memberships are with Oregon Women in Higher Education and Toybox USA Foundation.
CULTURE OF INCLUSION
Fostering an inclusive and psychologically safe culture that attracts and empowers diverse types of people and skills. Increasing diversity and decreasing discrimination in the workplace and in the world.
Working on skills (such as difficult conversations, communication, and a healthy team environment) to facilitate an engaged individuals and a productive organization through effective leadership.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
Promoting career development, facilitating trainings, and collaborating with leadership on learning initiatives.
HR PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
Analyzing and improving people-focused processes such as onboarding, offboarding, and performance management.
ABOUT - PERSONAL
My professional and personal interests coalesce around fighting for justice and equity for oppressed and marginalized identities. I also like reading fantasy and sci-fi, cooking, traveling, learning about new cultures and languages, learning in general, helping others achieve their personal and professional goals, and encouraging everyone to spend at least a year or three in therapy. I love data and research, but also feelings and humanity. I am married to an amazing woman who is also my career coach, web designer, travel buddy, research and ideas partner, and the best cheerleader anyone could ask for.
Strengths: Individualization, Input, Futuristic, Relator, Ideation