Amanda (Gernentz) Hanson

a.k.a. Brown-Eyed Twenty-Something and Nerd Lady

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Work Experience

Sagitec Solutions, LLC (Little Canada, MN)

Communication and Learning Manager (January 2017 - present)

Lead team of instructional designers and trainers as they create documentation to assist in the assimilation of new pension software; Review materials; Work closely with business analysts and clients on client sites

Senior Instructional Designer (November 2015 - December 2016)
Instructional Designer (December 2014 - November 2015)

Research and write documentation to assist in the assimilation of new pension software; Review and copyedit materials; Conduct in-person training of clients on client sites; Document and produce materials for technical training, including working with the research and development team on site in Pune, India in September and October 2015


Law School Toolbox (San Francisco, CA)

Freelance Writer (October 2015 - December 2016)

Create blog posts and other written content for Law School Toolbox and related websites


Law Street Media (New York, NY and Washington, DC)

Freelance Issues Writer and Blogger (November 2015 - February 2016)

Create weekly content focused on relating law and policy to entertainment and pop culture.


Minnesota State University, Mankato (Satellite Campus - Bloomington, MN)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (September 2014 - May 2015)

Assisted undergraduate engineering students with technical writing assignments, including reports, professional development plans, and presentations; Held weekly office hours on-site; Presented at several seminars each semester; Assigned and graded homework


University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Senior Laboratory Technician (August 2012 - December 2014)

Provided assistance to undergraduate students while they completed their laboratory courses in the Chemistry Department



Minnesota State University, Mankato

Master of Arts in Technical and Scientific Communication (Graduated May 2015)

Member of Phi Kappa Phi (honors fraternity); Contributor to Techniques (Publication of the MNSU chapter of the Society of Technical Communicators, Spring 2014)


Hope College

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with English minor (Graduated May 2011)

Dean's List (Fall 2007, Spring 2011); Recipient of the Hope Heritage Scholarship (2007-2011) and the Jaecker Chemistry Scholarship (2010-2011); Sigma Xi Research Award Recipient (May 2011); Study Abroad participant at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland (Spring 2010)



Microsoft Office

Proficient user, especially with Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Publisher

Instructional Design Tools

Skilled user of Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline


Knowledgeable in the Chicago Manual of Style and familiar with the Associated Press Stylebook

Writing and Editing

Experienced in technical writing, creating writing, copyediting, proofreading, and researching


Considerable experience with WordPress, Tumblr, SquareSpace, and Blogger

Programming Languages

Familiar with HTML, CSS, Java, SQL, and the basics of C#.

Work Environment

Comfortable working remotely and skilled at creating organized systems that work toward a desired goal