work experience

 

Work Experience

I currently work as a Makerspace Technician and Steam Club Leader at the Royal Ontario Museum.

I teach digital media programming at InterAccess, STEAMLabs and St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club.

I am also an Assistant Coach of the Ryerson Varsity Fencing Team.

 
 
Photo courtesy of the ROM

Photo courtesy of the ROM

Makerspace Technician (January 2017 - Present)

  • Delivered experiential hands-on activities tied to Ontario curriculum
  • Cultivated digital literacy through 3D printing, coding, digital storytelling, and game design
  • Guided arts activities to foster appreciation and interpretation of the ROM’s collection
  • Fostered creative problem solving through design challenges focused around themes and topics at the Museum
  • Facilitated creation of learning connections between Making activities, ROM collections and Ontario curriculum
  • Supported ROM educators in content delivery and classroom management
  • Ordered supplies and equipment to maintain the space and run programs
  • Developed tool and space usage guidelines
  • Facilitated special events

Club STEAM Leader (March 2017 - Present)

  • Planning, delivery and budgeting of a 3-month after-school program
  • Engaged and managed classes of 20 children aged 5-12
  • Facilitated learning in topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) including:
    • 3D printing
    • Electronics
    • Iterative design
    • Scientific method
  • Encouraged development of empathy and design thinking skills
  • Fostered development of leadership, teamwork, communication, and community
  • Led groups of 40 students around the ROM
Photo courtesy of the ROM

Photo courtesy of the ROM


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Programming Instructor - InterAccess (May 2017 - Present)

  • Planning and delivery of multi-session workshops
  • Education of adult participants in programming and interactive installation projects
  • Introduced participants to Arduino and Processing

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Wired Club Instructor - St. Alban's Boys and Girls Club (May 2017 - Present)

  • Planning and delivery of a 6-week program for ages 9-12
  • Engaged children in topics related to coding, electronics, and 3D design and printing
  • Led 1.5 hour sessions including instruction and hands-on experimentation

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Assistant Coach Ryerson Varsity Fencing Team (February 2017 - Present)

  • Assisted in organizing and hosting tournaments
  • Ran practice, including developing strength training program
  • Led stretching and guided athletes through mobility training
  • Attended tournaments and organized athletes
  • Led community engagement initiatives and enabled volunteering
  • Administrative tasks including:
    • Organizing transit and hotels for tournaments
    • Booking gym space 
    • Communications with the athletes
    • Communications with facilities and athletics staff
    • Budgeting and fundraising

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Head of Waterfront and Camp Counsellor (July 2011 - August 2016)

  • Oversaw operation of all waterfront activities including Canoeing, Kayaking, Windsurfing, Sailing, Diving, Synchro and Swimming
  • Advised and evaluated Activity Heads and Staff 
  • Defined and instructed waterfront safety practices for a staff team of 80 individuals
  • Directly supervised a team of 20 swim instructors and lifeguards on a daily basis
  • Wrote policy on Missing Persons, Water Searches, Land Searches, Fire Protocol, Lockdown Protocol, and Extreme Weather Protocol
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C Instructor/ Examiner
  • Lifesaving Examiner
  • Swim and Lifesaving Instructor
  • Created Windsurfing instructional program

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Experience Designer of THYMIO for TIFF Kids digiplayspace (January 2016 - March 2016)

  • Designed durable all-ages visitor experience for a 7-week long exhibition of Thymio robots
  • Corresponded with the President of L'Association Mobyasa on exhibition design and layout
  • Designed interactive and educational activities to teach the basics of coding and robotics
  • Programmed unique modes to enable specific robotic behaviours
  • Designed and laser cut objects for the robots to interact with
  • Assisted in shaping content delivery for school groups Kindergarten - High School

 


TIFF Kids digiPlayspace Facilitator - Toronto International Film Festival

  • Guided members of the public of all ages through the exhibition
  • Led school groups K-12 through interactive exhibitions focused on digital learning
  • Explained and facilitated activities relating to:
    • Virtual Reality
    • Robotics 
    • Electronics
    • Programming
    • Game Design
    • Interaction and Immersion Design
    • Augmented Reality
    • Stop Motion Animation
    • Green Screen and video production

Teaching Assistant – Computational Arts - Ryerson University


Social Media Marketer - Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University


Rogers Communication Centre Media and Facilities Assistant - Ryerson University


Podcamp 2013 Technical Assistant - Ryerson University


Swim Instructor - City of Ottawa, Miles Nadal JCC, Camp Oconto