Resume

I am a content curator and creator| project manager|n instructional designer| technical writer| copy editor|n idealist

who is passionate about creating extraordinary learning experiences in healthcare, science, and music. I’m looking for opportunities to create educational content accessible to the world for free.

EMPLOYMENT

since 2013

Project Coordinator – Health and Medicine
Khan Academy

  • Oversaw and completed multiple year-long projects on time and under budget related to MCAT and NCLEX-RN test-preparation.
  • Managed 75 globally remote contractors.
  • Created and curated articles, videos, and questions on health and medical topics.
  • Optimized content for search engines (SEO), internationalization, and accessibility.
  • Collected and interpreted data from Qualaroo, Google Analytics, and YouTube. I used this knowledge to make changes to our educational resources.
  • Administered two 1 week content creation training camps.
  • Recruited content creators through job postings and several talent searching competitions.

2011-2013

Registered Nurse
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

  • Worked in the pediatric intensive care unit with an interdisciplinary team of health professionals to care for and treat patients with complex or life-threatening illnesses.

FUN FACTS

Khan Academy Health and Medicine has:


172,000+ subscribers, gaining 10,000+ per month


24 million+ total views


views from 237 geographic territories


30,000+ questions completed per day


72,000+ views per day

PROJECTS

Project Manager (MCAT)

  • 1060+ videos
  • 2800+ MCAT style questions created
  • 75+ articles created (to be released Fall 2015)
  • Topics covered: biology, biochemistry, human physiology, physics, chemistry, psychology, sociology
  • In partnership with American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Project Manager (NCLEX-RN)

  • 500+ videos
  • 600+ NCLEX-RN style questions created
  • 20+ articles created (so far)
  • Topics covered: human physiology and pathophysiology
  • In partnership with American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare

EDUCATION

2012-2013

Masters of Education with Specialization in Distance Education
Athabasca University

  • Focused on topics such as openness in education, medical simulations in distance education, and the use of technology in education.
  • Currently on leave of absence for professional endeavors

2007-2011

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
University of Ottawa

  • Focused my clinical experiences in pediatrics and critical care.

SKILLS

Significant experience with:

Adobe Premiere
Lightroom
Camtasia
Sketchbook
WordPress
Trello / Asana
Google Drive / Google Apps
Microsoft Office
Keynote

Some experience with:

Adobe Auditions
Photoshop
Illustrator

 

My Work

Articles (collaboratively created by many)

Videos (work created by content creators in test prep projects)

Questions (work created by content creators in test prep projects)

I have:

  • good sense of what learners want to know next, or areas where learners may struggle when learning something new.
  • cross-disciplinary expertise and can work on a wide array of content topics.
  • a good eye for photography.

I can:

  • communicate ideas with passion, excitement, and humor.
  • quickly captivate and hold the attention of my audience, while inspiring curiosity.
  • break big concepts down into small, manageable, progressive steps.
  • comfortably work beside some of the world’s most influential people.
  • listen, empathize with, and support my coworkers and friends, particularly in times of need.

I believe:

  • feedback is a gift. I welcome it continuously and constructively give it when desired.
  • in growth mindset, where anyone can learn anything given enough time, patience, and support.
  • all knowledge should be free and accessible, world-wide.
  • in being overly prepared for everything.

I like:

  • participating in company projects/events outside my daily work (such as LearnStorm, or user-testing)
  • to work in a creative, team-based, can-do environment.
  • being inclusive.
  • creating a positive and fun culture (as exemplified by Tea-Rex and the rice incident, among many, many others).

I’m working on:

  • learning web design.
  • improving my public speaking.
  • the French language.

USER TESTIMONIALS

These testimonials are only a handful of the hundreds of comments Khan Academy Health and Medicine regularly receives from learners. Read through a few if you have a moment. Hover to pause.

I would give you Nobel Teaching prize
Lai Wei
I've been so lost with this fetal circulation before and after birth! Thank God, I stumbled onto this video, and the light bulb in my little brain is ON baby!!! thanks Khan!!!
Maggie Fuentes
Hi, I'm a nursing student from Manitoba, Canada and I use these videos to learn and help better understand the content we go over in class/clinical. The ability to pause the videos so that I can have time to process the information is very beneficial. I send all the videos to a number of my classmates and they also find them very beneficial! Thanks a lot! Keep up the great work!” - tara.66 “I'm a dental student from India preparing for post-grad exams and I have been using these videos to get a clear and better understanding of physiology, biochemistry and medicine. Thank you so much! Keep up the good work. =)
tara.66
WOW, who are you. That has got to be by far the most bestest and fantasticous explanational video I have come across since I started studying. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your format. Thank you for taking the time to draw all those cells and all those lines. If Youtube gave Grammy's, YOU would win. :)
exploreyourweb
I watched this because I want to see what Skydoesminecraft [a popular YouTube personality] was going through. sigh poor sky
Tiffanylo
Pharmacy student from hong kong. Just cant describe how much Khan academy has helped me through my studies, especially in physiology. These videos have almost replaced my lecturers, haha. Thank you so so much! hope to see more videos on pharmacology on the channel later on. :)
Serena Wong
Two years into my retirement after 40 years as a medical laboratory scientist, and finally I find someone who can explain metabolism in a way that will help others understand how chemistry testing for glucose and for acetone are linked to the nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated stability of DNA in the organized genomes of species from microbes to man.
James Kohl
they should give this guy a noble prize or somethin
Da Man
My granddaughter was born with congenital idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. She is now 4 years old. I watched the video to understand her condition so that I could communicate better with her cardiologist and understand her treatment plan.
Holly Jesse
This was brilliant! It was very informative and extremely helpful. My father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and this video has given me a deeper understanding of what this cancer is. Thank you.
Sarah Campbell
I was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy last year, i was screened for it about 6-8 years before but came out "clear" witht the exception of a very mild murmur. After suffering some minor symptoms earlier last year i went to the doctors, and after months of elaborate tests and visits to the GP i was given the diagnoses. Not one person has been able to explain what hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is as well as this, i had a vague idea before - but this is clear and eloquent. I understand the mechanics of whats going on inside me now. Thank you Khan Academy i really do appreciate the time and effort that goes into these videos.
Mr. Josh
Thank You so much for the thorough explanation. I was diagnosed in 1998 with AV Nodal Reentry Tachy, had an ablation shortly thereafter to treat the condition. However, after the procedure my doc informed me that the affected area was too close to the a/v node, and he was not able to completely get all of it. So fast forward to today, I average 4 to 6 skipped beats per minute, with the occasional runs of tachy occurring. I am back on the heart meds, taking Metoprolol extended release 100mg 1x per day. I just somehow feel like this will be the bugger that gets me in the end. At least I now know what is happening inside my chest, Thank You :)
James Perry
Khan Academy -- You should be proud of your offering here on YouTube. I wonder... just HOW MANY IMAGINATIONS this video inspired ----- to become our bright, young DOCTORS of TOMORROW? ... Heaven knows we need them. EXCELLENT VIDEO!
Denia Taiclet
Question: How does one of the world’s premier experts in chronic lymphocytic leukemia mistake me for a medical doctor (I have zero medical training btw and not much of science background either). Answer: Watch five hours of Khan videos on human immunology, properly diagnose autumn hemolytic anemia on your next visit, and inquire if monoclonal antibodies are a viable treatment option for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A priceless moment. The Khan series on immunology and the circulatory system has helped my dad and our family better understand what is happening with his illness and prepare for what to expect. More importantly, these lessons have elevated the level of dialogue with the doctors and healthcare professionals involved. Truly invaluable.
The Bettersworth Family
I cannot believe that I have been struggling with understanding of membrane potential, chemical potential and concentration gradient and all these other terms for almost 3 years and now I watch one marvellous video and here it comes to me, just like that... thank you so so much for claryfing, suddenly it makes sense :)
Linnet687
I'm a student in South Korea. I'm majoring in biotechnology. this year I took a hUman physiology class as a minor class. but It wan't easy as much i Thought. but with this channel I've been getting through all the chapters and I got more insight about the body function and drug invention. It helps about to get done with it in a very much shorten time.
Sunghwan Moon
I am a registered veterinary technician studying for my specialty exam in emergency & critical care. I am a visual learner so your videos are immensely beneficial! Thank you & keep up the great work!
Lona Burbage
Thank you for uploading this! It really helped me understand the illness. I am getting screened in a week and being 15 years old im pretty freaked out
Crafty Chick
I am an Associate Social Worker who has utilized the developmental theories videos to apply to treatment interventions. They are easy to understand and very useful in the formulation of treatment and interventions.
Maria Cutler
I'm a dental student from India preparing for post-grad exams and I have been using these videos to get a clear and better understanding of physiology, biochemistry and medicine. Thank you so much! Keep up the good work. =)
Aditi B.
I am a nurse practitioner student at University of Texas at Arlington. I use your videos to help simplify the complex language of the textbook we are using. Thanks for what you do.
Eileen Donnelly
Thank you so much for your excellent and informative explanation of a very complicated event. I needed to understand this better as my husband recently died suddenly of an MI.
Southern Serenity
I teach psychology and love this video. Will be using it in class!
Samantha Shine
I have only just found you on YouTube and headed toward your website. Fantastic stuff! I am a medical educator and will be passing your videos onto my students. 
Alicia Scott

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WHAT MY COWORKERS THINK

Kyle is by far the most creative and enthusiastic health care professional that I've had the pleasure of working with - a Bill Nye the Science Guy for today's generation. He has helped to transform the way that millions of students learn about the nuances of biology and health through his work. He's a fantastic teacher who makes those around him better - the best colleague you can ask for.
Dr. Rishi Desai
Health and Medicine Program Lead - Medical Partnerships / Khan Academy
Kyle brings energy and enthusiasm to everything he does, whether he's working with experts to create great health and medicine resources or sharing his passion for science with young children. Kyle's love of learning, joyful presence, and ability to quickly build rapport with others will continue to serve him well throughout his career.
Elizabeth Slavitt
Lead of Content Scaling / Khan Academy
My favorite thing about Kyle is his enthusiasm–he makes me want to find more joy in *my* work, because he is clearly having such a blast doing his. He also goes the extra distance to make sure his work meets his own high standards–in one case, literally sprinting around the building because a content piece on respiration needed a video to illustrate exhausted breathing. I'm not quite sure how he manages to be energetic *and* hardworking, but I'm glad he's trapped in this virtuous cycle of executing awesome projects with dedication & glee.
Laura Savino
Mobile Software Engineer / Khan Academy
Kyle is one of the most enthusiastic, optimistic, and motivated people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. His passion for health and medicine, outstanding organizational skills, and exceptional ability to get things done (on time and under budget!) have been a continual example to me. I know that whatever he does next, he will do it with enthusiasm, efficiency, and a great attitude…and from time to time, probably also a shark hat.
Emily Abrash
Biology Content Fellow / Khan Academy
Kyle has a great sense for what makes educational and engaging scientific content for a range of audiences, and has figured out how to scale the creation of high quality content with a consistent voice and style.
Pamela Fox
Computer Science Content Creator and Engineer / Khan Academy
Kyle is a milkshake of enthusiasm, constructive ideas and fearless creation.
Brit Cruise
Faculty / Khan Academy
Working with Kyle is a riot — in the best possible way. He's passionate about making typically abstruse information accessible and he does so with great irreverence, humor, and clarity without ever being patronizing. He takes feedback extremely well and makes every project a lot of fun.
Tabitha Yong
Designer / Khan Academy
Working with Kyle has been an awesome experience. He is someone who shows a lot of passion for his work and when he gets an eye on project, he commits himself 100% to get it done. Kyle is determined, smart, dynamic, and a great person to be around.
Karina Young
Office Manager / Khan Academy

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