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Merisenda B. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 10, 2014

Merisenda B.

   United States
  |   Cambridge, MA

Overview

I'm extremely passionate about the intersection of education, technology, and access. I would like to help create a world where technology empowers all users with the resources and tools to achieve their higher and innermost potential. My experience in education, multimedia journalism, and design thinking has equipped me with the skills to be an innovative and adaptive leader who can approach problems from multiple perspectives.

My interests include:
-designing accessible user experiences and interfaces
-creating developmentally...

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Portfolio

Created a blog to document my learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
https://mylifeatharvard.wordpress.com/
In a team, created a Pong Game tutorial on Scratch for Hour of Code. Collaborated on...
http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=pong
Acting as consultant in a partner project with EdTechTeacher for a T509 Massive class,...
https://sites.google.com/site/ettassessments/
Prototyped, tested and pitched a social networking multimedia storytelling solution...
I did the filming, interviewing, narrating and editing of this documentary for one of...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7uhW6CNXO0

Skills (10)

Tested
Blogging
Social Media
Editing
Multimedia
Interactive Media
Educational Technology
Instructional Design
Design Thinking
Iterative Design
Project Management

Employment

Lifelong Kindergarten Group
Learning Resources Developer
2014 - Present
Develop online resources and tutorials, create images, and draft starter projects for Scratch, a creative online learning community.
Alum Rock Union School District
Elementary School Teacher
2011 - 2014
Instructor: kindergarten, fourth grade, and 4/5-combination class Integrated 21st century skills through project-based learning and iPad technology Presenter/Facilitator: technology workshops...
Intersections/Foshay Learning Center
Instructor
2011 - 2011
Instructor: high school art class on creating in-depth multimedia stories Curricular implementation: advanced sound design, filming and editing techniques Increase of student proficiency using...
Teach For America
Teacher
2011 - 2011
Corps member: intensive program developing skills and knowledge needed to achieve significant gains in student achievement Summer instructor: supporting 8th grade students in Los Angeles area...
University of Southern California
Camera/Network Operator
2008 - 2011
Operated cameras, captured screens, and filmed the graduate lectures at the Viterbi School of Engineering.
Annenberg TV News
Journalist
2008 - 2010
Web Producer: Posted timely, accurate, well-produced breaking news alerts, headlines, summaries, text articles, video clips, stills, on-camera stand up teases, social networking updates and other...
Language Line Services
Customer Service
2009 - 2009
Assisted customers with translation service requests on phone and through email, wrote up translation quotes, and assisted with office work such as filing and data entry.
Cinemation, LLC
Intern
2009 - 2009
Read, reviewed and edited synopses and treatments, cataloged script submissions, researched and drafted proposals.
University of Southern California
Troubleshooter
2007 - 2009
Cleaned and prepared lab, troubleshooted printing, scanning and audio/video capture issues, fielded all student, faculty and staff inquiries.

Education

University of Southern California
BA
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Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
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Loyola Marymount University
Masters
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