Advising, Teaching, Speaking

Whether far away, close at home, or connected virtually, I enjoy sharing my expertise and interacting with people who love to learn. I also love interactive teaching with groups large and small. Sharing knowledge always goes both ways.

“She was so engaging… I learned a lot from her presentation and am so fortunate that I was given that opportunity.”

Advising

Teaching

  • Online MBA, Learning Facilitator, Boston University (2020-present)
  • Setting and Achieving Effective Business Goals, Creator, Apiarity (2019)
  • A Career in Social Media Marketing, guest lecturer, Nevada Union High School (2018)
  • Becoming More Effective Ministers by Using Online Tools, class facilitator, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Penn Valley Relief Society
  • Strategic Social Media Marketing (six semesters on edX with another starting September 2020). Developed the Course in 2017 with Barbara Bickart and filled the role of Lead Instructor in 2018. Over 72,000 students have enrolled in the course.
  • Intro to Social Media Strategy, guest speaker, Boston Day and Evening Academy (2016)
  • Social Media: Informative or Persuasive, guest lecturer, Boston University College of Communication (2016)
  • Ask Me Anything, guest lecturer, Suffolk University (2014)
  • Project management training, instructor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (for public affairs directors throughout Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and more (2014)
  • Social Media for Career Development, instructor, MIT training for students, postdocs, and young professionals (2014)
  • Managing Social Media, guest lecturerEmerson College (2013)
  • Social Media Marketing Bootcampcourse advisor, Mediabistro (2013)
  • Informal Learning through Social Media, instructor, MIT employee training (2013)
  • Twitter 101, instructor, MIT employee training  (2012)
  • Social Media Strategy, instructor, MIT employee training (2012)
  • HootSuite: Social Media Content Management and Monitoring, instructor, MIT employee training (2012)
  • Supporting Everyday Learning Through Social Media, instructor, MIT employee training (2012)

Interviews

  • “Beyond Investments” radio show on KNCO AM830 (2018)
  • “Chamber Spotlight” radio show on KNCO AM830 (2018)
  • “Startup Spotlight” on Greenhorn Connect (2016)

Public Speaking

  • Using Social Media for Good, presenter, Nevada City Ward, Bishop’s Youth Discussion (2019)
  • Internet Safety, presenter, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cambridge 1st Relief Society (2017)
  • Dating App Founders Panel, moderator, Boston University TechConnect Conference (2017)
  • Internet Safety, speaker, Economy Club of Cambridge (2017)
  • How to Optimize your Professional Online Presence (web and social), presenter, MIT (2017)
  • MBA Women’s Panel, panelist, Boston University Women’s MBA Association, HER Network BU (2017)
  • From Product to Economic Platform, speaker, LiveWorx; view photos (2017)
  • International Leader Q&A, speaker, Social Media Marketing in Tertiary Education Conference (2016)
  • Improve your Professional Online Presence (web and social), presenter, Boston University Questrom School of Business (2016)
  • Basic Marketing Skills, presenter, and Entrepreneurship Panel, panelist, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Entrepreneurship 101 (2016)
  • Bridging the Delta from Research to Industryconference panelist, Boston University Division of Emerging Media Studies, Screentime: Technological Affordances and Constraints in Mediated Life (2016)
  • Beyond Numbers: The role of storytelling in effective analytics reporting, presenter, Higher Ed Analytics Conference, HigherEdExperts (2015)
  • Success, balance, and mentoring, panelist, Women of Enterprise Social, Sprinklr (2015)
  • Social Media and the Gospel, speaker, LDS Education Conference (2015)
  • It’s Time You Ventured Into the World of Tumblr, speaker, Higher Ed Social Media Conference, HigherEdExperts (2014)
  • The How and Why of Social Media, speaker, Economy Club of Cambridge (2014)
  • Digital Pioneers, presenter, All Winter Extravaganza 2014, New England YSA (2014)
  • Building Your Career in Social Media, keynote speaker, L2E Conference, LDS Business College (2014)
  • Before You Measure, presenter, Higher Ed Analytics Conference, HigherEdExperts (2014)
  • Effective Social Media Tactics, panelist, CASE III District Annual Conference (2013)
  • Shorty Awards/Barnes & Noble College Higher-Ed Google+ Hangout, panelist, Shorty Awards (2013)
  • Why I Believe, panel moderator, Women’s Conference, Cambridge Massachusetts Stake (2013)
  • Social Media Panel, panelist, American Society for Training and Development (2012)

Presentations at MIT:

  • Trello for Project Management and Successful Teams, presenter, MIT (2016)
  • Emerging Social Networks, presenter, MIT (2015)
  • Best of MIT: Communications Case Studies, presenter, MIT (2015)
  • Social Media Analytics: Quantitative and Qualitative Reporting, presenter, MIT (2015)
  • Advanced Media Integration, presenter, MIT (2015)
  • Managing Your Online Social Networks for Professional Growth, presenter, MIT (2015)
  • Best of MIT: Social Media Case Studies, organizer, moderator (2014)
  • Tumblr 101, presenter (2014)
  • The Power of Images in Social Media, presenter (2014)
  • The New MIT Connect, co-presenter (2014)
  • Time Management for Social Media, presenter (2014)
  • Internet Presence for Academics, panelist (2014)
  • Instagram 101, presenter (2014)
  • Social Media for Events, presenter (2014)
  • Reaching Alumni Through Social Media, organizer, panel moderator (2013)
  • Facebook/Google+: Different Platforms, Different Strategies, presenter (2013)
  • Introduction to Facebook Insights, presenter (2013)
  • Free Online Tools for Managing Social Media, presenter (2013)
  • Best Uses of Images in Social Media, presenter (2013)
  • Appropriate Use of Social Media as a College Student, speaker (2013)
  • Social Media for Academics, presenter (2013)
  • Integrating Social and Traditional Media, presenter (2013)
  • Yammer 201, presenter (2013)
  • Email Marketing for Higher Education, presenter (2012)
  • Facebook Pages: Features and Tactics, presenter (2012)
  • Social Media at MIT, presenter (2012)
  • MIT Connect, speaker (2012)
  • Social Media at MIT, presenter (2012)
  • The Role of Social Media in Fundraising, presenter (2012)
  • Social Media for Higher Education, presenter (2012)
  • The State of Social Media at MIT, presenter (2012)
  • Social Media on a Shoestring, presenter (2012)
  • Social Media for Higher Education, co-presenter (2012)
  • Social Media for the Arts in Higher Education, presenter (2012)

Sermons

  • Why God Asks Anything of Me, speaker, Penn Valley Ward; read the talk (2019)
  • A Brief History of the World Through the Lens of Prophets, speaker, Penn Valley Ward; read the talk (2018)
  • Eleven Stories about the Impact of Traditional and Digital Missionary Work, speaker, Penn Valley Ward (2017)
  • Lydia and Lucy: Exemplary Mothers of the 18th-19th Centuries, speaker, Cambridge 1st Ward; read the talk (2017)
  • Understanding and Overcoming Pride: Context and Perception, speaker, Cambridge 1st Ward; read the talk (2016)
  • Change of Heart, speaker, Cambridge 1st Ward (2015)
  • Love at Home, speaker, Cambridge 1st Ward (a faith-based talk on developing a loving family atmosphere) (2014)
  • Meet the Mormonspanelist, MIT Latter-day Saint Student Association (shared my experiences serving small communities throughout Uruguay) (2014)
  • The Ten Commandments, speaker, Longfellow Park 1st Ward (a talk on the relevance of commandments in modern life) (2013)
  • The Moral Obligation to be Spiritually Intelligent, speaker, LDS Longfellow Park 1st Ward (a talk based on John Erskine’s “The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent”) (2012)
  • Gratitudespeaker, Longfellow Park 1st Ward (a talk on the importance of gratitude in daily life) (2012) 

Collaborative Discussions

  • New Media, moderator, Digital Media in Higher Education, Google Hangout (discussion on university uses of emerging social networks and platforms. Participants: social/digital directors from Tecnológico de Monterrey, University of Louisville, Miami University, and MIT)
  • “Youtility” in marketing, participant, BonCom conference (collaborated and ideated with marketing and design professionals with the help of a keynote and guidance from Jay Baer of ConvinceandConvert.com) 
  • Organizational structure for digital media teams, moderator, Digital Media in Higher Education, Google Hangout (participants: social/digital media directors from Clemson University, Franklin and Marshall College, Miami University, University of Louisville, The Ohio State)
  • Social media software: content management, monitoring, analyticsparticipant, Digital Media in Higher Education, Google Hangout
  • Twitter and homecoming, participant, Digital Media in Higher Education, Google Hangout (participants: social/digital media directors from Miami University, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, MIT, University of Louisville, Utah State University)
  • Managing digital media at the university level, participant, Digital Media in Higher Education, Google Hangout (participants: social/digital media directors from Duke, Harvard, MIT, University of Louisville, Utah State University)
  • Ivy Plus Social Media Conference, participant, Ivy Plus (participants: social/digital media directors from Caltech, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Yale)
Digital Media in Higher Education, Stephanie Hatch Leishman
Participating in a Google Hangout with social media directors from other universities (2014).

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