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I’m Zoe

I’m an instructional designer in the Pacific Northwest. I’m also a librarian, a writer, 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.

Over the past year I’ve completed several writing classes to improve my nonfiction skills, especially in memoir and essays. More to come!

Summary of Recent Activities


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

Writing Workshops

  • Tin House Summer Workshop, CNF Faculty: Nicole Chung (July 11-17, 2021)
  • “Open Wounds: Writing About Trauma” with Drew Pham, Cleaver Magazine (June – July 2021)
  • “Family Memoir: Making the Skeletons Dance” with Anne Zimmerman, Stanford Continuing Studies (April – June 2021)
  • “The Art of Personal Essay and Memoir” with Lee Montgomery, The Attic (January to March 2021)
  • “The Long Game: Foundations of Creative Practice” with Amber Flame, Hugo House (June – August 2020)

Volunteer Work

  • 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)