I am a highly motivated, hardworking individual, who recently completed a second Masters' degree. Having achieved outstanding grades; I once again surpassed my High School guidance counselor's expectations of not being able to do well in college due to dyslexia. Excelling at complicated tasks with many moving parts and a wide range of stakeholders, I am seeking a position with fast-paced, ever-changing challenges. Finally, I enjoy being a role-model, demonstrating that disabilities can be speed bumps, not roadblocks.


  • Over 20 years of Leadership & Project Management Accomplishments
  • Over 20 years of Graphic, Online Presence & User Experience Design
  • Developed and Administrated Multiple Service Learning Programs & Curriculum
  • Broad Industry Experience: Aerospace, Education, High-Tech & Manufacturing


College Access Coordinator ~ Western Washington University (WWU) Huxley College of the Environment, Bellingham, WA - Aug 2015-Jun 2017
Developed 15 hours of Environmental-STEM-Based College Access Curriculum administered to over 500 5th-graders in local Title I schools. Created and Taught a 2-credit seminar course & 4 credit 300-level course titled: Coaching for Justice and Sustainability - (click for sample syllabus) | (click for course webpage) | (click for 5th-grade College Access Booklet) | (click for employee evaluation) This year's requirements were 1,700 hours of service, 10 student coaches recruited, 100 economically disadvantaged youth served and 40 volunteers registered. My numbers were 1,903, 12, 118 and 736 respectively

College Access Corps Informational Video          College Access Corps Fundraiser Video

Leadership, Environment, Action & Discovery Co-Director ~ WWU, Bellingham, WA - Sep 2014-Jun 2016
Recruited over 1,500 volunteers & developed service-learning curriculum for 110 events providing environmental restoration and protection. Worked with the City of Bellingham Parks & Recreation, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Sehome Hill Arboretum and the Outback Farm - (click for the LEAD Handbook) that I created. Full reports of my accomplishments: (click for 2014-2015 Report , click for 2015-2016 Report)

LEAD Redesign          LEAD Video

Owner & Freelance Designer ~ Crush Creations, LLC, Bellingham - WA Jan 2010-Sep 2014
Provided clients with Web, Graphic & Information Design, Corporate Identity & Marketing

Lori Coue's Website          Semiahmoo Studio Website

Owner: Natural Products Company ~ Peaceful Offerings, LLC, Anacortes, WA - Jun 2003-Dec 2009
Created the products, packaging, magazine ads, trade show booth and marketing materials for my All Natural & Organic Body Care Product Company. Hired and managed 6 employees - (click for PDF of print catalog)

Peaceful Offerings Product Icons          Peaceful Offerings Products

Owner: Design & Usability Company ~ Usercentric Design, LLC, Bellevue, WA - Dec 1999-May 2003
Performed Usability Testing, Information Design, User Interface Design, Web Design, Graphic Design, Product Design and Heuristic Evaluations for clients including: multiple departments at Microsoft; University of Washington; Askme.com; King County Web Team - (click for full usability report)

King County Website Redesign          University of Washington Northwest Institute Website Redesign

User Interface & Web Designer/Usability Program Manager ~ Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA - Dec 1997-Nov 1999
Led a user interface consistency program for Site Server across seven departments. Managed Program Managers, Graphic Designers, Developers & Testers from each department to ensure consistency - (click for employee evaluation)

Site Server Homepage          Site Server - MS Office Integration

Designer/Human Differences Specialist ~ Boeing Company/Teague, Everett/Redmond, WA - Oct 1996-Dec 1997
Expanded Human Factors Design capability and created their Design Process Tracking Program at Boeing. Redesigned Teague’s Company Website at their Redmond facility - (click for employee evaluation)

Teague Website Redesign          Teague Presentation

Design Department Teacher ~ Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ - Jan 1995-May 1995
Taught a 3-hour semester-long 4-credit course in Technical Drawing for 17 students


Master of Education in Environmental Education: Curriculum Concentration ~ 3.97 GPA
Western Washington University, Bellingham WA - Sep 2014-Dec 2016
Degree Project: Teaching Environmental/STEM College Access Curriculum in Two Western Washington Title I Schools
Boom! Looking at Oil Train Transportation Issues          Warrior Up! Video

Master of Science in Design: Human Factors Concentration ~ with University Honors
Arizona State University, Phoenix AZ - Sep 1994-May 1996
Thesis: Recommendations for a Software Application Based on Individual Differences

International Business Courses
Regent’s College in London, London, England - Summer 1995

Bachelor of Fine Art: Industrial Design Concentration ~ with University Honors
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA - Sep 1988-May 1992
Degree Project: Way-finding Device for Low Vision and Blind People

Summer Session for High School Students
Cornell University, Ithaca NY - Jun 1987-Aug 1987
Concentration: Fine Arts


Students Serving Washington Awards Student Symposium ~ Tukwila, WA – Apr 2017
Master of Ceremonies & Poster Presenter - Topic: Teaching Environmental/STEM College Access Curriculum in Two Western Washington Title I Schools - (click for Poster)

Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference ~ Spokane, WA – Feb 2017
Topic: How Your School Can Create Ongoing Environmental Sustainability Projects - (click for PPT)

WWU Migrant Youth Leadership Conference ~ Bellingham, WA - Nov 2016 & Nov 2015
Topic: Paying for College - (click for PPT)

Northwest Aquatic & Marine Educators Conference ~ Metchosin, BC - Aug 2016
Topic: Fitting Environmental Education in Crowded Elementary School Classroom Schedules - (click for PPT)

WWU Graduate Student Conference ~ Bellingham, WA - May 2016
Topic: Developing Culturally Relevant Curriculum (click for certificate)

Students Serving Washington Outstanding Service Presidential Award ~ Bellingham, WA - Apr 2016
Awarded by WWU President Bruce Shepard (click for award letter) | (click for award certificate)

Conference on Natural Resources, Environment and Forestry Sciences ~ Friday Harbor, WA - Jan 2015
Topic: Empowering Children with High Functioning Autism Thru Service Learning Work Parties - (click for PPT)

Tuition Fee Waiver for Academic Achievement ~ Bellingham, WA - Fall 2015, Winter 2016 & Spring 2016
Scholarship: $1,000 ea. = $3,000


Social Media: Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Hootsuite, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, JotForm, Skype
Online Presence: HTML, CSS, Content Management Systems (CMS), E-commerce, Blogs, Google Analytics
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Lightroom, Premier
Other: Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Canvas