Meet the Team
I founded Smart Studio with two aims:
#1 Create high-impact learning solutions
#2 Help YOU get focused
As proclaimed by Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Dan Goleman and so many others , Focus is the most critical skill for learning and success.
Focus = 🚀 (power)
Focus = 💪 (motivation)
Focus = 🧘🏻♀️ (clarity)
Focus = 🏆 (achievement)
Focus = 💰 (wealth)
Unshakable focus and a love of learning empowered me accomplish my toughest goals and overcome huge obstacles.
A few things I've done...
First academic dean for the highly successful American Academy in Prague
Graduated Summa Cum Laude (top 1%) STEM
Hold degrees in Education, Biology, and Psychology (expected '24)
Grant-funded, award-winning scientist with global pharma experience
Instructor, mentor, global program director (K - Higher Ed)
Originated and implemented multiple, successful collaborations academic + business community partnerships
Serve on the executive committee of the Board of Directors for the Counseling Service of Addison County
City girl who achieved a childhood dream of creating and running a successful farm in beautiful Vermont
Explored > 30 countries
Fred Diedrich, P.h.D., M.S., B.S.
Consultant focused on improving human performance for a range of government and industry clients. Current work focuses on instructional design and assessment development to facilitate learner feedback and guide evaluation of operator performance.
Additional experience includes operational and tactical business areas, working with advanced staff from a range of disciplines including software engineering, security studies, geography, and mathematics.
Expertise include, but not limited to business development, strategic planning, project management, budget development, and staff development.
Susan Buriak, DH.Ed, M.P.H., M.S., B.S.
Thought leader with a broad base of experience through multiple engagements centered on program and project leadership, instructional design, distance education, eLearning, curriculum development, emerging educational technology, federal procurement, Quality Management (ISO) and educational program evaluation.
Strengths include identification of opportunities to capitalize on shared efficiencies and leverage human capital and data for creative educational interventions (live, hybrid, distance) and driving educational initiatives from design to delivery on schedule, within budget while using best practices for learning and assessment.
Certified: PMP, INCOSE - CSEP