Hi there! I’m Helen.

I design interactive and effective learning experiences.

What I do

I help people grow their skills and knowledge by creating learning experiences that combine effective teaching methodologies and the latest e-learning technology.

Instructional Design

I develop curriculum and training programs using instructional methods and procedures appropriate for each situation, all while measuring training impact.

E-learning Development

I create strong educational products using a wide range of e-learning authoring tools, Learning Management Systems and other digital tools.

Design Thinking

I implement Design Thinking principles into my instructional design process to ensure I create effective training solutions that focus on learner's needs.

Project & Team Management

I manage multiple dynamic learning projects through strong cross-functional collaboration, team management, and problem solving.

About me

I am based in New York City, but was born and raised in beautiful Colombia. Besides instructional design, I love working on mission-driven projects, exploring the world, all things soccer, immersing in visual arts, and making people laugh.

More about me

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Manager of Instructional Design

March 2020 - Present

I lead the instructional design of Braven’s flagship program, the Braven Accelerator, a credit-bearing course that helps first-generation, minorities and underrepresented college students develop the professional skills, confidence, experiences and network necessary to get strong first jobs.

Instructional Designer    

April 2019 - Dec 2019

I created instructional design content to support MediaCom's USA operations, including mapping curriculum for a media planners rotational program, revamping onboarding training and designing e-learning modules for compliance training.

Operator Success Manager

Jan 2015 - Jun 2018

Helped to scale training operations by designing and developing onboarding processes, field and digital training programs, and managing a team of in-house trainers. The team grew to 800+ service providers (including 50 field trainers/mentors) in 3 years, serving 2000+ clients in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.


  Aug 2012 - Sep 2015

Before being an instructional designer, I was a journalist, freelancing for multiple media outlets. I translated Spanish to English subtitles and captions for VICE/HBO documentaries, wrote original articles about community events, social issues, immigration, local and international politics that involved the Latin American community of New York City.

Take a look at my portfolio