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My Career (So Far)


Paleontologist Jorge Calvo gave me a hands-on tour of his massive dinosaur dig in Patagonia, Argentina. Ready to create a book or game about science? It's one of my favorite topics. Let's talk. (Photo: Sergio Stinco.)
Paleontologist Jorge Calvo gave me a hands-on tour of his massive dinosaur dig in Patagonia, Argentina. Ready to create a book or game about science? It's one of my favorite topics. Let's talk. (Photo: Sergio Stinco.)


CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER, Hopping Fun Creations
My content development and creative services company has many happy clients (left), collaborations, and successful projects aimed at both commercial and education audiences.

SPECIAL PROJECTS EDITOR, Smithsonian Enterprises
Generated ideas, editorial strategies, and prototype content for an undisclosed startup.

EDITOR, The Story of Science, by Joy Hakim (Smithsonian/HarperCollins)
Titles: Aristotle Leads the Way, Newton at the Center, and Einstein Adds a New Dimension. Award-winning series of narrative nonfiction.

EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, Inanimate Alice
I advised and developed content and strategies for this digital fiction project.


PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, Aristoplay
Aristoplay specializes in board games that families can enjoy together. I developed games from idea to store shelf, including Mars 2020, NOVA True Science, Top Dog, The Play's the Thing, Herd Your Horses, and more.

FOUNDING EDITOR, SuperScience magazine, Scholastic
We surpassed circulation goals for all three years of my leadership and won several AEP and Parent's Choice awards. I started my career at Scholastic as a writer and editor at Electronic Learning, Teaching and Computers, Dynamite! and many other magazines for kids and teens.

(CONTINUING) EDUCATION

B.A., English and French, Kalamazoo College

Video Game Writing Master Class (New York University)

Certified in English as a Second Language (Washtenaw Literacy)

Certified in French Language (CAVILAM, Vichy, France)

Creating Comic Books with Teaching Artist Jerzy Drozd

Online Courses:

Building Bots for Journalism: Software You Talk With (Knight Center)

Comic Books and Graphic Novels (Univ of Colorado, Prof. William Kuskin)

Introduction to Immersive Journalism (VR)

Understanding Media by Understanding Google Live! (Knight Center)

Transmedia Storytelling with Alison Norrington (Digital Book World)

Video Games and Learning (Univ of Wisconsin)

Electronic Literature (Prof. Mark Sample)

World101x: Anthropology of Current World Issues

A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers (CalArts)

GROUPS, PEOPLE, AND SITES I LIKE

I owned a bookstore, with my husband Chris, in downtown Ann Arbor when brick and mortar ruled (early 1990s). We also created a niche-market direct mail catalogue.
I owned a bookstore, with my husband Chris, in downtown Ann Arbor when brick and mortar ruled (early 1990s). We also created a niche-market direct mail catalogue.

Here's a nice look through my 3D "book plus," featuring a model of an Egyptian mummy.