Community college instructional designer, librarian, and writer.

I’m Zoe

I’m an instructional designer at a community college in Washington state. I’m also a librarian, a memoirist, a conference organizer, and a perpetual volunteer. My specialties include elearning course design for adult learners, educational technology, accessibility in online learning, and information literacy. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Oberlin College and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University. For more information, see my CV.

Recent Activities


  • Instructional Designer at Pierce College (2018 to Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Pedagogy & Assessment Librarian at University of Colorado Denver (2016 to 2017)
  • Reference & Instruction Librarian at Pierce College (2012 to 2016)


  • Conference Organizer for Library Instruction West (2018 to Present)
  • Chat Reference Volunteer for Answerland (2020 to Present)
  • Web Manager for ACRL-Washington (2017 to 2020)
  • Rainbow List, ALA-GLBT RT (2018 to 2019)
  • Stonewall Book Award for Children’s Literature, ALA-GLBT RT (2017 to 2018)