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-Present
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 PPT of 5th-grade curriculum) | (click for employee evaluation)

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