embodied labs

head of kit production
2018

  • managed production of end-user vr kits

  • assisted with production for the end of life immersive film

  • assisting with production for the beatriz lab and dani lab

  • assisting with curricular and interaction design

emit group

producer and interaction designer
2015 to 2017

  • implemented a modified agile development process

  • deployed a streamlined user-facing scheduling platform

  • assisted with creative direction and technical development

  • secured over 200 usability testing participants

 

apple

business consultant
2010 to 2013

  • streamlined the crm database for over 1,000 clients

  • increased prospective b2b relationships by over 2,000%

  • led joint venture sales worldwide for q4 2012 and q1 2013

  • exceeded all sales goals by a minimum of 15%

colearnlab

user researcher
2016 to 2017

  • ensured timely delivery of iterative builds

  • managed an inventory valued over $1.5 million

  • processed, catalogued, and encrypted over 2tb of data

  • assisted with research and development initiatives

 

skills

core

  • creative direction

  • project management

  • worldbuilding

creative

  • cinematography

  • level design

  • voice over

professional

  • public speaking

  • qualitative research

  • technical writing

software

  • final cut pro x

  • helix core perforce

  • unreal engine

 

education

university of southern california
master of fine arts, interactive media
specialization: video game direction
2017 to 2020

university of illinois at urbana-champaign
master of education, curriculum and instruction
specialization: educational game design
2015 to 2017

university of louisville
bachelor of science, middle and secondary education
specialization: mathematics
2012 to 2015

university of louisville
bachelor of fine arts, studio art
socialization: alternative photography
2008 to 2012

 

exhibitions

both timbers, 2019
games expo, usc school of cinematic arts

fam club, 2018
games expo, usc school of cinematic arts

musicircus, 2012
gallery x, hite art institute

transitivo, 2011
gallery x, hite art institute

lavatories, 2011
gallery x, hite art institute

death of a childhood, 2010
gallery iv, 21c museum hotel

in process, 2010
the 930 art center, sojourn community church

louisville then and now: russell neighborhood, 2010
photographic archives and special collections, ekstrom library

the art ark: a mobile exhibition, 2010
louisville water tower, louisville visual art association

kids photograph kids, 2010
gallery ii, iroquois library

the art of pavement, 2009
gallery i, highland coffee shop

honors

george lucas scholarship, 2017, 2018, 2019
glff endowed student support fund for diversity
usc school of cinematic arts

pierre and mary cossette scholarship, 2018
pmc endowed fund for student support
usc school of cinematic arts

outstanding graduate student award nominee, 2017
department of curriculum and instruction
university of illinois at urbana-champaign

max beberman fellowship, 2015, 2016
department of curriculum and instruction
university of illinois at urbana-champaign

amelia schuman scholarship, 2015
honors and scholarship committee
university of louisville

florence strickler scholarship, 2015
honors and scholarship committee
university of louisville

gtef mathematics and science scholarship, 2013
honors and scholarship committee
university of louisville

jcps teacher graduate program scholarship, 2013
honors and scholarship committee
university of louisville

richard and constance lewis scholarship, 2010
department of latin american and iberian studies
university of louisville

 

publications

alameh, s., linares, n., mathayas, n., and lindgren, r. (2016). the effect of students’ gestures on their reasoning skills regarding linear and exponential growth. poster-paper presented at the annual meeting of the national association for research in science teaching, baltimore, md.

junokas, m., linares, n., and lindgren, r. (2016). developing gesture recognition capabilities for interactive learning systems: personalizing the learning experience with advanced algorithms. proceedings of the international conference of the learning sciences, singapore.