I'm Larissa and I am a learning enthusiast, graphic designer, writing instructor, social media manager, and content strategist.
In my work as a writing instructor, I teach first year students the value of writing, visualizing, researching, and creating. I view my work as an instructor as a form of mentorship and I am passionate about connecting with students in the classroom. I take pleasure in seeing them succeed in my class and giving feedback when it supports their personal goals. More on my teaching philosophy and projects can be found on the teaching page.
My research primarily explores digital production and has included user experience design (UX), museum studies, experiential learning, educational technology, and sound studies. The thread that links my work together is learning design; I really enjoy crafting engaging, enjoyable learning experiences. Whether the topic at hand is America's National Parks or museum participation, finding new ways to engage diverse audiences is always at the forefront of my work. To learn more about my academic projects, check out the learning page.
The process of creating goes hand-in-hand with my research, and I've had many opportunities to explore my skills as a creator. My professional experience includes work as a graphic designer, content strategist, and professional writer in both non-profit, business, and academic environments. I've worked individually and collaboratively on infographics, videos, and visual design while also serving as a project manager along the way. To see examples of my work, visit the creating page.