Victoria (Tori) is a seasoned ISD with extensive experience in supporting training design, curriculum analysis, course revision, training facilitation, technical writing, and business process improvement efforts. She holds an M.Ed. in Instructional Design and Technology from George Mason University and has been excitedly supporting Federal and private training efforts since 2012. Though her primary skillset lies in Instructional Design, she also enjoys trying to bolster her skills in graphic design and course development. Her favorite part of the job is that it gives her the chance to learn a little bit about the wide variety of subject matter her projects introduce her to, ranging from food safety to emergency response. She believes these tidbits of knowledge give her the ability to be the life of every party she goes to.
In her spare time, she is an avid gamer, and likes to experiment with game design of her own, driven by a belief that there is a real opportunity for educational games to be genuinely fun experiences. In both game and training development, she believes it’s key to never compromise user-friendliness, pleasing aesthetics, approachable language, and digestible cognitive load. From her perspective, all information stands a much higher chance of being initially grasped and retained if it’s presented to learners in both an engaging and comfortable environment – and this is something she aims to achieve in both her personal and professional endeavors.
Fun fact: She also enjoys playing the accordion and forcing her unenthusiastic friends to watch her amateur fan edits of 1960s monster movies.