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In college, I had to design webpages using Dreamweaver for my senior capstone and thesis project. I still have digital copies of these webpages that I created for my project. I also was required by the University of Washington (as a digital media tutor) to understand how to use a variety of editing software. Dreamweaver is a program that I feel confident in using and also proficient in teaching others how to use.
My undergraduate and graduate education consisted of studying film as a text (in addition to literature and theory). One of my scholarly publications explores Batman's code of ethics in the films "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" -- this article was published in the 2010 Proceedings of the Florida Conference of Historians. My master's thesis was focused on examining representations of the femme fatale in contemporary global cinematic movements. I analyzed films from not only Hollywood but also Latin American Cinema, Bollywood, and Nollywood.
As a scholar, I've attended several academic conferences to present and share my research with others. Most of these presentations have lasted 20 minutes, sometimes longer. I'm constantly seeking to better develop my own public speaking skills by experimenting with using a variety of technologies and/or looking to others (i.e. TED talks and authors who participate in public debate) for inspiration and incorporating their personal methods into my work. I was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant during my time at UW, so I have experience in teaching seminars and leading class discussion with undergraduate students.
I have at least two years' experience in working as a writing and digital media tutor for undergraduate and upper-level high school English students. I can help students, particularly those who are new to college or the conventions of academic writing, become stronger, more confident writers.