2006 – 2007
Ed.M: Harvard Graduate School of Education. Technology in Education Program (TIE). Thesis: OLPC Textbook Reader Interface Design
Massachusetts College of Art
BFA: Communication Design / Graphic Design Major. Graduating with Academic Distinction & Departmental Honors.
2002 – 2004, 2006 – 2007
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Courses at the Media Lab & Media Studies Dept.
2007 – 2012
Certification & IB Training
MA Teacher Certification. IB DP Computer Science (Level 1), IB DP ITGS (Level 2), IB DP Design Technology (Level 3) IB MYP Technology (Design + Computer), IB MYP Personal Project, IB MYP Global Contexts, Transforming Schools Institute, Co-Teaching Institute, Google Certified Educator, IB Examiner (MYP Design and ITGS)
08.15 – (ongoing)
International School of Kenya. Design and STEM Teacher. Nairobi, Kenya.
Teaching various STEM and Design Courses including Game & App Design, Robotics, Digital Design, Industrial Design, Engineering as well as International Baccalaureate (DP) Design Technology. Design and implementation of the High School STEM Pathways Program. Advisor of award winning extra curricular programs at the school including Plastiki Rafiki, Project Handout, and Construction by Design. Member of school wide IT integration and School-wide Assessment Committee. Other duties include staff internship mentoring and coaching the school Robotics and Science Olympiad teams as well as leading and planning trips as part of the school’s intercultural trip program.
08.12 – 08.15
International School of Uganda. ICT Coordinator & Technology Teacher. Kampala, Uganda.
(Department head) Teaching International Baccalaureate (MYP) Design & Computer Technology. Other responsibilities include technology integration and teacher training. Coordinating the Technology Committee tasked with outlining the school wide technology master plan and implementing the 1:1 laptop program. Member of school wide strategic planning committee and teacher representative to the school board.
08.11 – 06.12
Northbridge International School Cambodia. Technology & Design Teacher. Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Teaching International Baccalaureate (MYP) Design & Computer Technology as well as (DP) HL & SL International Baccalaureate Information Technology in the Global Society (ITGS) courses. Responsibilities included managing the IB internal course site (Managebac) and technology integration within the DP and MYP programs at the school. Also responsible for the design of school website, mobile app and general school promotional material.
Harare International School. Information Technology Coordinator & Teacher. Harare, Zimbabwe.
High School IT Coordinator and Teacher. Teaching HL & SL International Baccalaureate (DP) Computer Science and Information Technology in the Global Society (ITGS) courses as well as high school Media Arts, Design Technology, Robotics and IT Applications classes. Managing a lab containing + 30 PC’s and Macintosh computers, designing and maintaining the school’s web site, internal course site and network.
10.06 – 06.07
Massachusetts College of Art. Graphic Arts Instructor. Continuing Education Dept.
Teaching courses covering interactive animation, web design, information architecture, and cross-media publication concepts using current publishing and design software. Curricula development for degree-seeking design students and continuing education students. Direct student critiques focusing on issues of form, usability, accessibility and technical merit.
MIT Media Lab & Citizen Schools. Teacher. Middle School. The Lifelong Kindergarten Group (LLK).
Teaching after school computer classes to Boston Public Middle School students. Classes encourages users to create their own interactive stories, games, music, and art using the scratch programming language. Teaching apprenticeship involves planning, leading, and documenting weekly scratch sessions with Citizen School students. Teaching focusses on skill development, and learning standards.
01.06 – 06.06
GD Software Workshops. Mass Art. Boston, MA.
Leading training workshops on Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and other industry standard graphic design software programs.
08.03 – 06.06
Teaching Assistantships. Mass Art. Boston, MA.
Macromedia Flash Course. Visual Language Course. Digital Photography Course.
07.07 – 08.08
Blankpage AG / Eduvision Ltd.
Education Manager & Interface Designer (consultant). Zurich, Switzerland. Managing the education division of Blankpage Ltd. Designing the user interface for the Akili Textbook Reader and piloting the software in two public schools in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Working with local teachers and administrators in technology classroom integration.
07.06 – 12.06
HMNH Travel Program. Web Designer. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.
Web design & maintenance of the Harvard Museum of Natural History Travel Program’s website and online tools and resources.
12.04 – 11.05
EduVision. Interface Designer. Nairobi/Mbita, Kenya.
11 month contract sponsored by UNESCO and the Biovision foundation to realize the EduVision Pilot Project. Substituting current textbooks with handheld computers (eSlates) connected to a satellite network, in a rural school in Kenya. Duties included the user interface design of eSlate textbook reader, as well as training and administrative responsibilities.
09.04 – 06.06
Ambient Interactive. Interactive/web design firm. Boston, MA. Co-founder.
Co-founder/lead designer. Started Ambient Interactive, an award winning Boston based design agency, with fellow Mass Art graduate. Current work includes interactive projects ranging from virtual tours to e-commerce sites.
06.04 – 09.04
Saatchi & Saatchi. East Africa Office. Nairobi, Kenya. Paid Internship.
Assisted Creative Director and Art Directors on print, identity and TV projects for Corporate Clients, Government Agencies, and Non-profits. Work included an Annual Report 2004 for Kenya Breweries and various print colateral for Air Kenya, Wrigleys, Del Monte and the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB). Lead a team to create a radio, print and television campaign for the Save a Life Fund.
06.03 – 08.03
06.02 – 11.02
UN-HABITAT. Design, Production and Special Events, United Nations, Nairobi, Kenya. Internship.
Worked with Training and Capacity Building Branch (TCBB), and the Regional Office for African and Arab States (ROAAS). Designed information graphics, training manuals and conference materials for various programs within these two branches, concentrating on The Nairobi Slum Upgrading Programme (CNSUP) and The United Nations Housing Rights Program (UNHRP).
01.03 – 11.04
Design Research Unit (DRU). Design Firm. Mass Art. Boston, MA.
Member of student run design firm based out of Mass Art. Clients included New England based start-up companies, non-profits and various colleges.
11.03 – 11.04
Adobe Systems Inc. Student Rep. Partners by Design Program.
Selected as Mass Art’s Adobe student rep. Duties include teaching and helping students and faculty us Adobe Programs, overall promotion of the company and it’s products.
07.06 – 10.06
Learning Technologies. Assistant. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.
Support and supervision (hardware & software) of the General Computing Area (GCA), at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Gutman Library.
08.03 – 11.04
01.06 – 06.06
Computer Arts Center. Assistant/monitor. Mass Art. Boston, MA.
Providing technical and academic support in the labs. Assisting students with use of design & multimedia software & printing issues. Responsible for overseeing and maintaining Mac lab, 90 computers.
08.04 – 06.06
Nextcode Corp. Boston, MA / Xperience Communications, Boston, MA / HBS Social Enterprise Club, Cambridge, MA / SHARE, Swiss Research Consulate, Cambridge, MA / Project Zero, HGSE, Cambridge, MA / Konkuey Design Initiative, Cambridge, MA / Sail Safaris Inc, Kariba, Zimbabwe / Kariba Houseboats Inc. Harare Zimbabwe / Blankpage AG. Zurich, Switzerland / International Office for Migration (IOM), Zimbabwe.
06.10 – 09.10
Africa Goal 2010. Africa Goal, Canadian Government, CIDA, SAfAIDS, UN-AIDS. Southern Africa
Project Coordinator. Month long traveling HIV & AIDS awareness campaign coinciding with the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Projecting live World Cup matches throughout Southern Africa, using the excitement surrounding the event to work with local partner organizations to disseminate HIV & AIDS information to target populations. HIV & AIDS information materials were distributed during the games and on-site VCT services were offered. Over 24,000 people where reached during the course of the campaign. Africa Goal 2010 was sponsored by The Government of Canada, CIDA, The Danish AIDS Foundation and SAfAIDS amongst other organizations.
Carry-in Carry-out. Zimbabwe Wildlife Authority. Mana Pools, Zimbabwe
Project Designer. Working together with the Zimbabwe Wildlife Authority setting up a litter removal policy in Mana Pools National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage. Duties included identity, print and web design work, as well as staff training and working with National Parks to establish impact assessment guides.
01.07 – 06.07
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Member of a research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, designing and developing software applications for the OLPC laptop. Specific project dealt with the digital textbook reader, adapting the e-reader developed during the EduVision pilot project for the OLPC Laptop. Implementing various networking tools to foster collaborative learning environments modeled on Constructivist Learning Theory.
08.06 – 06.07
EdTags.org. Research Associate. Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Part of a research team designing and studying sociosemantic networking in educational environments. Developing documentation, designing and implement the “pilot” site www.edtags.org, creating a community of educators sharing, organizing, and discovering resources in a web-based environment. Duties included interface design, user testing, usability analisis and making recommendations on site navigation and layout.
01.07 – 06.07
MUVE River City Project. Harvard University/National Science Foundation Grant. Cambridge, MA.
Part of the River City Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, designing and implementing a Multi-user Virtual Environment (MUVE) for middle school students learning science. Project involves working as part of a research team on a NSF funded initiative, developing, implementing, and studying immersive simulations for learning. Research focusing user interface design and scalability.
06.06 – 09.06
Africa Goal Project. Clinton Foundation, Southern Africa.
Project Coordinator. 3 month AIDS awareness campaign sponsored by the Clinton Foundation and grants from Mass College of Art and Tufts University. Driving across 9 African countries projecting Live World Cup Football games as well as AIDS/HIV awareness messages on a large, portable screen. Photography book was published in 2007.
Proficient with industry standard design software including graphic design, video editing, animation, 3d imaging and CAD applications.
Experience working with various programming languages including HTML5/CSS, Java, C, and Actionscript
Good 50 x 70 UNICEF Poster Competition. “HIV Aids Awareness Category”. Winner (2008)
Clinton Foundation Project Grant. “Africa Goal” World Cup / AIDS Awareness Campaign Proposal. (2006)
Godine Travel Grant. “Africa Goal” World Cup / AIDS Awarness Campaign Proposal. (2006)
The National Deans’s List. (2005/2006)
Reifess Award. Mass Art Graphic Design Dept. Honors (2006).
International Design Conference Aspen (IDCA). Scholarship recipient. (2004)
Honored Scholars & Artists Program of the National Alliance for Excellence, Inc,finalist. (2001)
Africa Goal Awards
TEDx Berlin Nomination (2010)
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Project Grant Recipient (2010)
Danish AIDS Foundation Development Grant Recipient (2010)
SAFAIDS Project Grant Recipient (2010)
Staying Alive Foundation Grant Finalist (2010),
Africa Goal Project featured on CNN, Al Jazera, AP, France 24news, and AU Magazine (May 2010)
Ambient Interactive Awards
Flash Loaded.com (May Interactive Showcase Winner), Design Shack (3 gold cookies), featured in .net mag, and included in “Web Design Index 6” (Pepin Press, December, 2005).
Stockholm Challenge Nominee. www.stockholmchallenge.se (2005)
Tech Museum Award Finalist. Education category. www.techawards.org. (2005)
EduVision Project featured on BBC World Service “Go Digital” (28/02/2005), BBC TV “Click Online” (28/07/2005), the Financial Times (10/05/2005), Deutsche Welle Radio (11/05/2005), Classroom Magazine (May 2006), Technology Review (May / June 2006), Current TV (01/11/2006).
Learning2 Africa Conference.
“Full STEAM Ahead – Creative Innovation Through STEM and ART.” Presentation & Session Leader. Johannesburg, South Africa (Nov 2015)
Learning2 Africa Conference.
“ISSEA STEM & Robotics.” Workshop Leader. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Nov 2014)
eLearning Africa Conference.
“A skip, a Hop and a Jump. The Leapfrogging over the Digital Divide.” Presentation. Nairobi, Kenya (May 2007)
World Summit on Information Society (WSIS).
“The EduVision Pilot Project: Data Evaluation”. Presentation. Tunis, Tunisia (Nov 2005)
Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC) Symposium, MIT.
Presentation. “Impacting Economic Development Through Virtual Education.” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA . (Oct 2005)
Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Lecture/Presentation. “EduVision: Development Powered Through Education.” Technology in Learning (TIE) department. (Oct 2005)
International Cultural Heritage Informatics Conference (ICHIM).
Selection Presentation. “The EduVision E Learning System – eSlate User Interface”. Paris, France. (Sep 2005)
Bloomfield Science Museum
“The Goal Beyond the Ball”. Photography, Football Installation and Multimedia Showcase. Jerusalem, Israel. (May 2018)
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
“Africa Goal 2010 Project Launch exhibition”. Photography and Multimedia Installation during the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA). Harare, Zimbabwe. (May 2010)
Triennale Design Museum & M.A.X Museo
“GOOD 50×70 Poster Exhibition” Work Selected for International Poster Exhibition. Milan, Italy and Chiasso, Switzerland. (Jan 2008)
Godine Gallery. Massachusetts College of Art.
“Africa Goal: Give me a ball, and I’ll make it happen.” Multimedia Exhibition. Boston, MA. (Dec 2006)
Village Market Exhibition Hall.
“Africa Goal: Give me a ball, and I’ll make it happen.” Multimedia Exhibition. Nairobi, Kenya. (Jan 2006)
Slater Gallery. Tuffts University.
“Africa Goal Project.” Photography Exhibition. Medford, MA. (Apr 2006)
Stimulate / Communicate.
Design work selected for exhibition at the Massachusetts State House & featured on Adobe Inc. website. (2004)
Danna Center Gallery. Loyola University.
Design Work selected for Poster exhibition. (2003)
Cleaning Up Mount Kenya
“Why I Love Kenya – Kenya Tourism Board Magazine”. Published (Jan 2020)
Plastiki Rafiki – Friendly Plastic
“The International Educator”. Published (Nov 2019)
Tree Planting Camel
“The International Educator”. Published (May 2019)
Project Handout – Lending a Helping Hand
“The International Educator”. Published (Sept 2018)
STEMing Human Wildlife Conflicts
“The International Educator”. Published (May 2017)
HIV: Know the Score.
“Africa Goal Project Report”. Published (May 2010)
The Africa Goal Campaign.
“Travel News”. Published (Aug 2006)
Development Powered by Education: How much info. can you hold in one hand?
“ICHIM Selection Paper”. Published. (Sep 2005)
The EduVision Pilot Project: Lessons Learned.
“LINC Proceedings”. Published (Nov 2006)