Hi, I'm Coral Zayas
I specialize in creating and facilitating engaging learning experiences for in-person, blended and virtual settings. I have facilitated training and spoken at conferences and events from the local to international level.
I enjoy finding solutions to problems and love to explore the dynamics of talent, program/project management and organizational development. Learn more about my journey, interests and awards below.
I have been an educator in some way since I was a teenager. Whether it was tutoring, advising high school students on the college access process, or being an instructor at both the K-12 and higher education level, learning and development has been a central part of my life.
I trained for instructional design and performance improvement through Purdue Universities Learning Design and Technology masters program to better support and coach learners of all ages, and improve organizations.
I love the ability to coach and train, lead teams, design instruction, and affect policy. I design learning experiences from a holistic point of view. You can explore my work samples here.
When I am not working in the learning and development field, I am a family oriented person and enjoy spending time with them, my friends, dancing, traveling, and simply just enjoying life.
My personal and professional worlds intertwine as I love to always be learning and my closest connections are also lifelong educators and advocates for change. Social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion are all important values to me.
I currently volunteer in support of Elon University's ELHAN (Elon Latinx/Hispanic Alumni Network) as the Chief of Staff and incoming Board President. I love to support and guide fellow Latinx students and enjoy getting to support my undergraduate alma mater by serving current students and alumni.
Awards and Recognitions
Teacher of the Year
Microsoft Innovative Education Expert
Apple Certified Educator
Tugboat Award Winner
Organization and Talent Development/Project Management
Instructional Design (Curriculum, Course, Learning Experience)
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science