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I have a lifelong interest in government and politics. I started in government as an intern in a public defender’s office and was an environmental paralegal for the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet. In 1995, I moved to Washington, DC and received a Master’s in Political Management from George Washington University.

From 1997 to 1999, I was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Social Security Administration and the U.S. General Services Administration. Between 2000 and 2009, I received an MBA in Project Management (Jones International University) and a PhD in Public Policy and Management (Walden University). In 2008, I returned to the Federal government as a Human Resources Specialist at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).

In September of 2015, I started working at the U.S. Patent and Trademark as the first Training Administrator for the Global Intellectual Property Academy. Eighteen months later, I joined the great team in the USPTO’s Enterprise Training Division. I was tasked with reinventing the Supervisor Certificate Program and then promoted to be the program manager for the Career Coaching program.  In the May of 2019, I earned a Master’s in Education (Organizational Performance, Learning, and Change) from Colorado State University.

I also teach for the University of Louisville (Kentucky). Current courses are: Introduction to Communication Technology, Website Development, and Political Communication. From 2012 to 2018, I taught project management communication at the University of Maryland’s Center for Excellence in Project Management.

You can view my full profile at LinkedIn.

Project Management, Strategic Communication, and Training Author and Consultant

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