Education & Certificates

Microsoft Certified Trainer & Data Platform MVP

Level 5 Certificate in Adult & Tertiary Teaching

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Graduation: December 2018

The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand is New Zealand's leading distance and online learning provider, enabling learners from across the country to collaborate and share knowledge with the teaching experts employed by Open Polytechnic.

In the year-long course of study for this Level 5 Certificate I demonstrated my ability to:

  • design for learning to meet specified learning outcomes in a variety of contexts

  • select and apply facilitation and teaching strategies for diverse learners

  • enhance learning through assessment and moderation, informed by contemporary research

  • evaluate to improve student learning and programme outcomes.

Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified (SSGBC)

Certified August 2006 through Caterpillar Inc

Certifies ability to analyse and solve quality problems with support and input from SixSigma Blackbelt

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign

Graduation: May 2010

GPA: 3.59

The University of Illinois was founded in 1867 and is consistently ranked in the top 5 engineering schools in the United States.

During my studies here I had the opportunity to gain real-world engineering experience through partnerships with companies, in addition to building a strong foundation with the theoretical knowledge.

Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics (Teaching)

University of Illinois, Springfield

Graduation: NA (Completed 2 semesters)

GPA: 4.0

BA - Mathematics

Completed coursework includes:

Abstract Algebra

History of Mathematics


Advanced Calculus

Minor in Teacher Education - Secondary

Completed coursework includes:

Technology for Teachers

History and Philosophy of Education

Adolescent Development for Teachers

Educational Psychology for Teachers

Exceptional Child for Teachers