Adriana Temali-Smith joined the League on Nov. 26 as education manager, a newly created position in the Engagement and Learning Department. Adriana is passionate about public service and education. Her prior experience includes working as the diversity and employee development administrator for Dakota County, and as the diversity and development advisor at Midkent College in the United Kingdom. She has developed and managed classroom-based and online training content and coordinated with subject matter experts in education on innovative learning topics, including flipped classrooms and brain-friendly learning. Temali-Smith has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and ethnic studies from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in human resources from Canterbury Christchurch University (UK). She also has an advanced diploma in human resources management and in management and leadership.
Eric Haugen joined the League on Oct. 8 as digital specialist, a newly created position in the Engagement & Learning Department. Haugen was previously a freelancer working on multimedia content and overall engagement (writing, graphic design, photography, videography, and enhanced photo-editing). His experience also includes being the duty manager/overnight program and education lead at Sea Life Minnesota in the Mall of America, where he was responsible for guiding programs and editing media communications, as well as planning and executing daily operations. Haugen received his associate’s degree in graphic design from Dakota County Technical School.