She received a Master of Science in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University and a Bachelor of Arts in applied psychology from Pennsylvania State University.
She is the founder and moderator of IDDPR, a professional development group for training professionals. She also mentors new professionals to the learning and development field.
She approaches each challenge with a spirit of curiosity, openness, innovation and simplicity. Her strengths include intellection, input, strategic, learner and restorative, according to the StrengthsFinder personality assessment.
When she’s not working, she practices yoga, jogs in nature, bikes on nature trails and travels.
Professional Awards and Achievements
“We are very appreciative of the time that you [Rema Merrick] volunteered to create a driver safety training for our agency. The training was well structured and encompassed all of the necessary features for the type of employees that we hire. Our employees are able to complete the training from their own computers which was also needed since we have a mostly mobile workforce. This process also gave us new ideas on software that we can purchase to develop similar trainings for our agency in the future. … Thank you for the time that you spent to assist our agency to improve our training programs.”
Vice President of Human Resources – Pinebrook Family Answers