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THAYNE A. YAZZIE

Employment History

2017 – pres.       STEM Education Outreach Coordinator, Salish Sea Research Center, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA

2016 – 2016       Aviation Technician, Cutter Aviation, Albuquerque, NM

2015 – 2016       Middle School and High School Educator, St. Michaels Indian School, St. Michaels, AZ

2015                   Learning Management System Technician, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2014                   Graphic Designer, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2010 – 2015       Technology Information Assistant, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2010 – 2015      Co-founder, President, Olio Media Group, Bellingham WA

Education

M.S., 2016, Instructional Design and Technology. Full Sail University – Winter Park, FL

B.S., 2015, Multimedia Production and Promotional Design. Minor: Audio Technology and Engineering. Fairhaven College. Western Washington University – Bellingham, WA

Certification & Training

2016 – pres.    Student Pilot (Rotatory/Helicopter), Vertical Limit Aviation, Albuquerque, NM, Glacier Aviation, Arlington, WA

2018                 Certificate, Coast Guard Boat Safety Training

2016                 Part 107 Certification, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Operation

2009                 Adobe Certification: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Dreamweaver. Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA

Professional Experience

2017 – pres.       STEM Education Outreach Coordinator of the Salish Sea Research Center (SSRC), NWIC. Projects include: 1) Develop and implement K-12 STEM Education curricula to Tribal and Washington State Public Schools, 2) Design graphics, video, and web materials for the SSRC, 3) co-Lab manager, investigation of water quality in Bellingham Bay and Whatcom County 4) UAV survey of the Nooksack River

2018 – pres.       Captain/Operator, NWIC Research Vessel, SSRC, NWIC.

2017 – pres.       Pre-K / Early Learning Education Curriculum Designer, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA.

2018-2019         Astronautic and Aeronautic Club Advisor, NWIC Rocket Club. Projects include: 2019 1st Nation Rocket Launch Competition (Wisconsin Space Grant), 2019 NASA Student Launch Competition, 2018 NASA Robotics Competition (AIHEC), 2018 Rock-On (NASA)

2016 – 2016       Aviation Technician, Cutter Aviation, Albuquerque, NM. Projects include:

2015 – 2016       Educator and Learning Management System Administrator, St. Michaels Indian School, St. Michaels, AZ. Projects include: 1) Develop curricula for High School and Middle School classes, 11th grade project management, 11th grade digital media, 7th and 8th grade social studies, 7th and 8th grade band, 12th grade theology, 2) administrate the K-12 learning manage system, Renweb, 3) Assist and guide teachers in computer technology

2015                   Learning Management System Technician, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Projects include: 1) Transfer WWU coursework from Blackboard to Canvas 2) Assist WWU professors in using and troubleshooting Canvas

2014 – 2015       Graphic Designer, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Projects include: 1) Designed promotional graphics for WWU events, clubs 2) Web design, poster design, brochure design

2010 – 2015       Technology Information Assistant, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Projects include: 1) Computer and technology assistant for WWU students and faculty, 2) Develop and implement workshops on Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Indesign

2010 – 2015      Co-founder, President, Olio Media Group, Bellingham WA. Projects include: 1) Event coordinating for non-profit music festivals and art events in Whatcom county, 2) Graphic designer and web developer for non-profit,

Professional Development & Training (Facilitator in italics)

August 7, 2018. Yazzie, Th., STEM. Education. Workshop. Seadoc and Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

March 1, 2018. National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tribal Education Day. Boulder, CO.

Conference Presentations

January 30, 2020. Yazzie, Th., STEM Education and Outreach Through Art and Indigenous Design. Storming the Sound, La Conner, WA.

January 24, 2018. Yazzie, Th., M.B. Peacock. STEM. Education. Outreach. Culture. Storming the Sound, La Conner, WA.

February 28, 2018. Yazzie, Th., STEM. Outreach. Education.  ASLO. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

May 31, 2019. Yazzie, Th., Early. Learners. And. STEM. WA State Tribal Early Learning Language Summit. Silver Reef Casino. Ferndale, WA.

April 4, 2018. Yazzie, Th., M.B. Peacock. STEM Education and Outreach: putting invisible wonders into the spotlight of science education. Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. Seattle, WA.

April 4, 2018. Yazzie, Th., Towards Resilience Through a Socio-Ecological Paradigm Panel. Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. Seattle, WA.

April 14, 2015. Yazzie, Th., Starting. A. Non-Profit. Organization. Western’s Tech Tonic Expo. Western Washington University. Bellingham, WA.

Publications

August, 2019. Loftus, Sarah. Large Marine Phytoplankton Could Be Missing Factor In Predicting Salmon Numbers. Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.

Shellfish Biotoxins & Red Tide: Risks and how to safely harvest. Lummi Natural Resource Department.

Awards

July 6, 2016. Lolita / Tokitae T-Shirt Design Award.

Volunteer Service

2010-2016 Fairhaven College / Western Washington University Early Learning Center

Skills:

Experience in pre-K, K-12, and higher education curricula development. Experience in Learning Management System administration. Experience in manipulating Blackboard, Canvas, and Renweb.

Experience in multimedia design, film, video editing, graphic design, web development, audio engineering, 3D industrial design, instructional design and learning technology. Experience in manipulating Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office, Logic Pro, ProTools.

Experience in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) deployment, systems, and operations. Skills pertaining to unmanned aerial flight, airspace, aeronautical flight characteristics, UAV photography and video, and GIS mapping and surveying.

Skills pertaining to educational training, professional development, and classroom management.