About Me

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Hi there, I’m so glad you’re here!

My name is Ana. I’m Brazilian, a Disney fanatic and I love puppies! Now, let me tell you about my other passion: crafting beautiful learning experiences and understanding what brings the best outcome to my learners.

I’ve lived in Seattle, WA for 12 years and had the opportunity to work for great companies such as Nintendo, Microsoft and Amazon. I am currently located in Orlando, Florida, where I work remotely for Amazon and am able to continue developing the best solution to my customers.

My passion for teaching started when I was very young and used to “play school” with my cousins — I was always the teacher! I started teaching English as a second language to Brazilian students at the age of 18. When I was 21, I was already creating and coordinating curricula at the language school I worked. I always tried to incorporate different techniques in my classes.

My work as an Instructional Designer began a little over 5 years ago when I started working at Amazon. It was the perfect marriage between using technology and creativity to engage my learners beyond the normal classroom environment. I felt I finally found my true passion!

At the moment, I am a Senior Instructional Designer at the Amazon Customer Services team where I support the training and development of the award-winning team of Customer Service Associates in North America. I am also responsible for creating training solutions for the associates supporting Amazon Brazil.

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Previously, I worked at the Alexa Data Services team, where I had the opportunity to create learning solutions to brand new as well as tenured employees in a global scale. I ensured that my learners had a consistent and effective learning experience regardless of the region they were being trained.

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While I’m not working, I like learning new technology and trends that I can leverage in my learning designs. I also like playing video-games (HUGE Nintendo fan-girl!) and I love spending time with my husband and 3 dogs (Bernese Mountain Dog, Aussie and Rottie). I love coffee, reading, taking pictures and traveling. I am also obsessed with anything Disney.

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I created this website not only as a platform to showcase my work and network with like-minded people, but also as a place to inspire new educators that are thinking about new ways to engage their learners. I truly hope you have fun and feel inspired while browsing around. Or, if anything else, I hope I can make you leave my little corner of the web with a smile on your face.

Thank you for stopping by!

Ana Grade.

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