Whether you call it learning design or engineering, I am aimed at providing excellent growth opportunities for all people. I believe this is a human right.

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About Me

Words Associated with Me

  • Reliable
  • Organized
  • Intelligent
  • Comprehensive
  • eLearning Strategic thinking
  • Data-Based Decisions
  • Learner-Centered


Headshot, Sophia smiling in front of trees, black and white, fall leaves and shadows.

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My work mission is to strive to collaborate with teammates in order to create seamless learning experiences. My learning design mission is to keep learning experiences simple, efficient, and effective.

Personal Statements


Instructional and eLearning professional with 7 years of experience in learning design for diverse target audiences of all ages, including minority, at-risk populations in public health and higher education.

Designs learning experiences based on frameworks of learning theory, appreciative inquiry, human-computer interaction, and eLearning industry trends.

Completed Masters of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies (ILT M.A.) with an emphasis in eLearning design and implementation from University of Colorado Denver.

Currently contemplating about how to upskill the next generation of employees without heavy education costs and long-term debt.


Always thinking, always consider, I have a knack for identifying opportunities in our educational situations, both formal and informal. I strive for organizational efficiencies with student learning at the center. I work intelligently to design and develop online learning experiences often referencing learning and behavioral theory, research experience, and strategic thinking. There are ways we have done things in the past and then there are the ways we need to do things next. I want to be a thought leader riding the front of the eLearning-innovation wave. Some call me an intellect or a problem-solver — I call myself a responsible citizen of educational development.


I am an eLearning Technologist at Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCOnline). I work closely with the Instructional Design and Academic Technology teams to innovate at the front of the eLearning evolution waves.

Previously I was an Instructional Design and Technology Specialist at the Johnson and Wales University. I also freelance on various projects with small companies related to training, especially employee onboarding program design and implementation.

I collaborate with faculty and administrative leadership on strategies for enhanced learning experiences for students. In this work, I consider trends in eLearning, pedagogy, student populations, and program influences. I consistently advocate for learner-centered learning designs and challenge my colleagues to think of our learners in every design decision.

Previously I worked at Klein Buendel, Inc. and the University of Colorado on Instructional Design integration, strategic planning, and learning experience designs.


I hold a Master of Arts in Information and Learning Technologies from University of Colorado Denver, a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder. My main interests lie in eLearning experience design and development, effective delivery methods, and encouraging lifelong learning.

Path to Instructional Design

I have always been intrigued by how people learn. It is important to understand our cognitive processes and behavioral patterns in order to learn effectively and efficiently. This is exactly what Instructional and eLearning Design is to me. Learning theory was a recurring theme to my work and Masters-level courses where I was submerged in information I was enthusiastic to learn. Now I am dedicated to pursuing Instructional and eLearning Design as a career path and lifestyle.


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Presentations and Downloads

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Lead-Presenter, February 23, 2021, Going Online Overnight, Instructional Technology Council Annual Conference Slides

Expert Panelist, January 29, 2021, Ask an Export Live Q&A: What Faculty Need to Know, Every Learner Everywhere
Lead-Presenter, February 23, 2021, Going Online Overnight, Instructional Technology Council Annual Conference Recording

Co-Presenter, October 15, 2020, Going Remote Overnight: Part 1 – Design and Development
Co-Presenter, June 3, 2020, User-Friendly OER Course Design for Remote & Face-to-Face, Open Education Global, CCCOER

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