Hello! Welcome to my professional site. I live in Richmond, Virginia – a place I’ve called home since 5 years old. I work as a Learning and Development Specialist for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). At VDOT, I facilitate workshops with statewide working groups to produce knowledge sharing tools, such as e-books, videos, and presentations that capture best practices and lessons learned. Our goal is to enhance the agency’s ability to move what we learn as individuals and groups into what we know as an organization. Prior to starting a career in organizational development, I worked in higher education for seven years.
In 2010, I started working as an Academic Advisor at VCU’s University Academic Advising office. In 2015, I was promoted from Advisor to Senior Advisor and then to Associate Director. While in my advising role, I realized the connection between human resource development with what I did in academia – facilitate learning. From there, I enrolled in VCU’s Adult Learning/Human Resource Development (HRD) graduate program for the opportunity to apply the theory, history, and methods of training and development. As Associate Director for a large advising office, I gained valuable skills in faculty recruitment, career coaching, onboarding, and performance management. Upon receiving my M.Ed in HRD, I joined VDOT’s Learning Organization team in 2017. I enjoy partnering with groups to develop frameworks and tools for professional development.
As an adult educator, I have assisted in the learning and development of individuals who have gone on to impact organizations, institutions, universities, and societies overall. As a leader, I’ve learned the value of collaboration and participative decision making to solve problems that meet organizational goals. The goal of my interaction with people is to always foster a sense of direction, connection, and support.