Education

University of Southern California

Master’s in Management in Library and Information Science
University of Southern California online
Graduation Date: May 2017

Major Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Library and Information Science
  • Management Communication for Leaders
  • Research and Professional Applications
  • Collection Development and Management
  • Fundamentals of Library Leadership and Management
  • Organization, Access, and Retrieval of Information
  • Research Methods in Library and Information Management
  • Library and Information Technologies
  • Strategic Information and Competitive Analysis
  • Instructional Strategies for Professionals
  • Capstone in Library and Information Management

Specialization Description (from Program Details page):Ā The Digital Librarianship specialization features a technology-driven curriculum designed to provide you with the competencies to organize, maintain and preserve modern databases and libraries. The coursework offers a thorough examination of integrated technologies and digital preservation as well as an exploration of metadata. Because digital libraries exist in almost every arena imaginable, including academic institutions, businesses, and government agencies, this track can be applicable to a variety of career paths.

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Concentration in Magazine Writing
Graduation Date: December 2009
California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California

Major Courses:

  • Mass Communication
  • Visual Communication
  • Writing, Reporting, and Ethics
  • Mass Communication, Law, and Ethics
  • Editing
  • Graphics
  • Newspaper Practicum (TheĀ Sundial)
  • Magazine Practicum (SCENE Magazine)
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Women, Men, and the Media
  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Mass Communication Capstone: Journalism Tutoring at Northridge Academy High

Minor in English Creative Writing
Courses Included:

  • Creative Writing
  • Narrative Writing
  • Advanced Narrative Writing
  • Major American Writers
  • Study of specific authors, playwrights, and poets
  • Studies of specific time periods, such as the Romantic Age or Victorian Age

Partial Minor in Japanese
Courses Included:

  • Japanese language, Beginning through Advanced Level (101-202), including labs involving writing, conversational skills, listening comprehension, and more.
  • The Women Writers of Asia
  • Advanced courses in Grammar, Oral Communication, and more.
  • Japanese Culture Classes

Tokiwa University

Study Abroad in Japan, Japanese Studies
September 2006-January 2007
Tokiwa University, Mito, Japan

Courses Included:

  • Japanese Language I-V
  • Japanese Study: Religion and Customs
  • Japanese Study: Popular Culture
  • Japanese Affairs I
  • Comparative Criminology
  • English Language ConversationĀ with Japanese College and High School Students (EC)

Partial Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design and Development, Web Design track
DeVry UniversityĀ (Online and Sherman Oaks, California campus)

Major Courses Taken:

  • Visual Design Fundamentals
  • Advanced Design and Rapid Visualization
  • Digital Imaging Fundamentals
  • Information Design
  • Web Design
  • Advanced Web Design
  • Web Animation
  • Instructional Design for Multimedia
  • Multimedia Standards
  • Business of Graphics
  • Emerging Multimedia Technologies