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.
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