After a 15 year career doing User Experience Design, I have begun my pivot into foreign affairs analysis with a focus on national security. As a result of working in a university, I’ve picked up a handful other skills.
Research, analysis and writing are my chief interest and pleasure. My writing is brief and intended to be research-ground and focused on helping leaders take action they can trust.
For five years I was the Editorial Assistant for an academic journal. Most of my professional experience is with academic writing.
As a tutor, I have particular experience helping non-native English speakers improve their writing and test-taking strategies, particulary in a graduate-level context.
Administrative Operations involves helping a small unit of four or five staff support a graduate-level academic including roughly 15 faculty, 20 PhDs and most of the marketing, travel, procurement, (some) development, facilities and really any other issue that isn’t explicity student services. Some of the stories below reference that experience.
What I’m good at is helping researchers investigate the context, or think out-of-the-box in order to widen the net of their assessment. Good analysis isn’t just detailed; being thorough means thinking laterally, imaginatively, boldly, or multidimensionally at times. Let’s get weird.