Community Development

D at Cliffwalk, Newport RII was the original Project Manager for the StoriesForChange.net site and now a recent graduate of at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Master in City Planning program. From 2005-7, I served second year VISTA Leader at the CTC VISTA Project and program coordinator and trainer at massIMPACT. My goals include supporting two online collaborative social networks (the CTC VISTAs resource portal on CTCVISTA.org and [THIS SITE], a community digital storytelling facilitators on StoresforChange.net), conducting train-the-trainer digital storytelling workshops for massIMPACT’s Spreading the Stories program, and working to bring new programs and collaborations to technology centers in MassHousing technology and community centers. In 2005-6, I served the Community Technology & Media Program at UMass Boston, as a curriculum and resource coordinator as well as the Assistant Editor of the Community Technology Review and the Project’s newsletter, the Digest. Additionally, I researched media policy as part of the Tactical Media group and conducted several digital storytelling trainings for both adults and youth. Previously, I was the Technology Director at the Charlestown Boys & Girls Club (MA) Computer Clubhouse and a MIT Media Lab IDEAS Institute Fellow. My background is in after-school multimedia programs for youth, instructional design for web-based trainings, and fundraising and development.

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