Professional Experience

May 2018 - Present


Instructional & Curriculum Designer

OWL Communication Academy

Co-Led the curriculum design team on 3 English learning product lines with over 600+ individual lessons:

·OWL English Shadow Speaking App

·OWL Kids Phonics & Picture Book Reading Mobile App

·Storytelling, Reading Strategies & Leadership Speech lessons

  • Consulted with Subject Matter Experts and collaborated with a team of UI/UX Designer, Software Engineer & Project Manager to develop eLearning curriculums.

  • Analyzed learning needs from identified learners to designed, developed & implemented over 500 daily English shadowing lessons and providing instructional feedback on distance learning community through Wechat, resulting in 600% user growth. 

  • Applied iterative design process to develop and implement 20 coherent series of 10-day curricula on English speaking skills via Xiaoe-tech platform, doubling the learner retention rate from 15% to 32%, learner satisfaction from 75% to 92% collected from 400+ post-course surveys.

  • Improved internal communication & team collaboration with project management tools (Asana) & cloud-based services (LEAN Cloud).

Photo of the campus of Wea Ridge Elementary School

January 2017 - May 2017

Student Teacher, World History & Geography

Jefferson High School, Lafayette, IN


Taught 116 students ranging from 9th -12th grade including 27 IEP learners.

  • Established clear learning goals and objectives for all lessons, units, and projects.

  • Designed and implemented purposeful learning segments targeting all student's success. Measured achievement with performance tasks results in a significantly lower rate of failed students.

  • Communicated actively with peers, colleagues, administrators, and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals over 10 times per week.

May 2015 - July 2015


Camp Counselor

Boiler Kids Camp, Purdue University

8 weeks summer day camp focused on the physical, mental, artistic, engineering development of K-6 kids. 

  • Oversaw the safety and well-being of 10-30 kids during each daily camp activities

  • Facilitated and led team-building, sports, engineering, cooking and art activities.

  • Demonstrated strong communication skills through interacting with parents, camp leadership and colleagues.

March 2020 - Present

Instructional Designer

Applied Materials, Santa Clara, CA

  • As part of Appliedx On-Demand training team, I executed kickoff-to-launch MOOC style technical and business process courses on custom edX platform.

  • I work closely with subject-matter experts (SMEs) from various business units to:

    • Articulate crisp learning objectives for 1- to 2-hour online courses

    • Define the scope of a curriculum for each course

    • Develop learning materials (storyboards, digital activities, informational text, handouts and other resources)

    • Plan and execute the logistics of creating course collateral

    • Organize and maintain course collateral according to provided specifications

  • Collaborated with SMEs on scripts and coordinated with the video production group.

  • Consulted on improved training processes and standards.

July 2017 - June 2018

Instructional Assistant/ Paraprofessional (One-on-one)

Wea Ridge Elementary School, Lafayette, IN

  • Assisted one student with autism to participate in all instructional and non-instructional tasks assigned

  • Assist and guide students to reinforce reading, language arts, mathematics, computer skills, and physical wellness

  • Classroom behavioral management to minimize disruptions, ensure a safe and orderly classroom, and ensure students stay on tasks with the best learning outcome.

August 2015 - May 2016

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Data-Driven Decision Making Study by Dr. Yukiko Maeda Purdue University


  • Organized and reviewed 100+ literature files folder and co-created a bibliographic entry to the endnote group and codebook based 

  • Assisted the team to conduct qualitative interviews among STEM school administrators and teachers on data collecting and assessment. 

  • Identified and transcribed 15+ hrs of audio interviews with audacity and Analyzed data with NVivo.

Summer 2014 & Summer 2016

Program Director & English Teacher & Sandplay SpecialistShandong Xingzhi Research Center for Youth Development

  • Conducted thorough goals assessment to the targeted 160 learners in their learning style, learning environment, and learning goal.

  • Designed and implemented 240+ hrs of instructional activities in English reading, listening, speaking and writing that results in 85% of return enrollment next year.

  • Analyzed and optimized Sandplay Therapy design to increased individual therapy time by 50%.

  • Trained and certified to be a Sandplay therapist on June 30th, 2014


University of Cincinnati

M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology

Cincinnati, OH 

January 2019 - Aug 2020

Current GPA: 4.0


Theoretical Foundations Courses:

·Learning Sciences & Technology (Psychology of learning for Instruction)

·Systematic Design of Instruction (Dick & Carey Model, SAM, ADDIE Model)

·Universal Design for Learning

·Usability Evaluations

·User Experience Questionnaires


Project-based Courses:

·Tools for Online Learning (Composing Professional Emails - Storyline 2 & 3)

·Multimedia Studio (Infographic, PSA Video, Canva Screencast, Flipa-Clip Animation, Rise360 module)

·Educational Game Design (Extinct! Biodiversity Lab, Adventurespace, Pathway to Legal Immigration - Twine & Storyline 3)

·Mobile Learning (LUX- Technology Professional Development - InVision & Balsamiq)

·Design of Blended and Online Learning Environments (Intro to Ballet - Blackboard & Canvas)



Purdue University

B.A. in Social Studies Education

West Lafayette, IN 

August 2014 - May 2017

​Professional Education GPA: 3.82

Teacher's Education: Indiana Educator's License (2017)

  • Historical Perspectives, Economics, U.S. government & citizenship 

Relevant coursework:

Intro to Education Technology, Intro to Psychology, Intro to Anthropology, History & Philosophy of Education, Exploring Teaching, Multiculturalism & Education, Learning & Motivation, Inclusive Classroom, Intro to Education Research Methodology I & II, Comparative Education, Teaching Social Studies

Minor: Global Studies

Relevant coursework:

Intro to Politic Analysis, Governments of the World, East Asia Modern world, Intro to Medieval World, Intro to Environmental Politics, Rich & Poor Nations, Russian & European History, Economics fo European Union, Global Studies Seminar, Global Green Politics

Delphi Community High School

Exchange student

Delphi, IN

August 2012 - May 2013

​I was one of the five international exchange students (from China, Finnland, Germany, and France) at this community high school. I stayed with a lovely host family living on a typical midwest farm. 


Lane Hooker,

Social Studies Teacher

Ms. Liu is a highly effective educator and mentor, who is greatly involved in her students' wellbeing and achievement. She constantly searches for innovative classroom management techniques and lessons that keep the students engaged and excited about learning!

Perry Mao,

CEO of OWL Communication Academy

A passionate, dedicated instructor and a great team-player. Purui has elevated our team's instructional design and training by always bringing in fresh ideas and top-notch performance. She is incredibly smart, kind and has a most generous spirit!

Anatoli Rapoport,

​Professor at Purdue University

Purui is one of the most dedicated and hard-working students of mine! She takes on every task that is given to her with a commitment and zeal that is rivaled by no other. As an educator, she is willing to listen to ideas and suggestions from her colleagues so that she can continue to learn and grow.

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