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Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA [Fall 2002 – Spring 2006]

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, GPA-4.00
Minor in History, Technology, and Society

TeachGwinnett TAPP Program, Suwanee, GA [Summer 2010 – Spring 2011]

Attended seminars, workshops, and mentor-led conferences to pursue an alternative route to teacher


Work Experience

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine: Carolinas Campus, Spartanburg, SC
Educational Specialist for the Primary Care Division [April 2014 – present]

  • Coordinate the lectures and labs for the PPC/OMM (Principles of Primary Care/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) course.
  • Organize archive of PPC/OMM curriculum documents, including syllabi, lecture and lab presentations, instructional handouts, and exams.
  • Communicate regularly with OMM faculty about their responsibilities and with students about course expectations.
  • Translate practical exam rubrics into electronic forms. Manage the logistics of scheduling, proctoring, and grading practical exams.
  • Make recommendations to Discipline Chair to improve the syllabi and learning objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Catalog exam questions in ExamSoft for search and retrieval and departmental analysis.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to design and build case-based e-learning modules.
  • Consult with other departments about integrating technology to improve their efficiency.

Medical Education Specialist [July 2012 – March 2014]

  • Compiled, formatted, and administered classroom exams using ExamSoft. Then, graded and posted exam results.
  • Evaluated item analysis reports and made recommendations to build a bank of valid test questions.
  • Posted all student resource materials online in the Scholar LMS, and prepared the classroom for each lecture.
  • Maintained up-to-date grade, attendance, and calendar records.
  • Identified students in need of tutoring and advocate student-centered interventions.


Jana Brunken Design, Buford, GA and Spartanburg, SC
Freelance Graphic Designer/Artist/Marketing Administrator/Communications Coordinator [April 2007 – present]

  • Brainstorm with client to develop marketing collateral that supports and enhances the vision of an event, organization, or program.
  • Sketch and refine concepts digitally and by hand, presenting a variety for client’s approval.
  • Edit and write text for brochures, advertising, and press releases.
  • Prepare files for printing, utilizing PMS and color processing.
  • Communicate with clients‘ customers through website updates, Facebook posts, and email marketing.
  • Manage projects for clients, meet deadlines, and issue invoices.


Sylvan Learning Center, Buford, GA, Suwanee, GA, and Spartanburg, SC
Teacher [May 2009 – December 2011]

  • Led extracurricular academic instruction for up to three students at a time.
  • Taught students new concepts, provided encouragement during individual practice, and regularly monitored skill retention, reteaching concepts if necessary.


Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA
Middle Grades Math Teacher: Dacula Middle School [August 2009 – May 2011]

  • Planned and designed lesson plans, worksheets, and related PowerPoint presentations that
    incorporated state-mandated curriculum standards & stimulated middle school age students.
  • Facilitated the needs and interests of learners of various skill levels to promote active
    participation from all students.
  • Wrote, evaluated, and administered classroom assessments for the math department, utilizing depth
    of knowledge criteria.

Substitute Teacher [January 2009 – May 2009]

  • Stood in for classroom teachers in emergency and on short-term absences.
  • Followed lesson plans set by teachers and managed students according to school policy.


Big Bang, formerly Big Design, Inc., Decatur, GA
Industrial Designer/Design Researcher [Summer 2006 – Fall 2008]
Industrial Design Intern [Fall 2004 – Summer 2006]

  • Organized, implemented, and analyzed both qualitative and quantitative research projects to
    discover consumers’ unmet needs and reactions to new product ideas.
  • Planned and participated in multi-day events that brought a cross-disciplinary team together to
    brainstorm, evaluate, and choose the top product ideas to move forward with.
  • Sketched and rendered concepts for clients in various industries, such as consumer electronics,
    household appliances, medical products, children’s products, and more.
  • Managed projects through concept generation, refinement, engineering, and vendor coordination.


Skills & Processes

  • Adobe PhotoShop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Articulate Storyline
  • iMovie
  • Web design
  • Sketching
  • Product design
  • User needs research
  • Storyboards
  • Social media
  • Email marketing
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Collaboration with multi-discipline teams
  • Objective writing
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Lesson planning
  • Knowledge-based assessments
  • Performance-based assessments
  • Depth of knowledge
  • E-learning modules
  • Learning management systems
  • ExamSoft
  • ADDIE model