Via Baker

Via Baker

Resource Manager

As the Resource Manager for CSA Education, Via spends her days providing freelancers and internal staff with technical support and training on a variety of platforms and systems. She also spends her time supporting the Team CSA freelancer program and maintaining CSA’s internal databases. Having spent several years correlating and evaluating Math and Science programs in the Alignment Services department, she is delighted to be able to focus on solving problems instead of just identifying them.

Via’s work in the Alignment Services department had her using her analytical skills to prepare extensive rubric evaluations for K–12 Science programs. She established herself as an expert on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and her meticulous work influenced and enhanced content creation for several of CSA’s clients. Now, Via is turning that discerning eye and attention to detail into supporting both internal staff and freelancers in the newly created role of Resource Manager. Within just a few short weeks at the new position, Via transformed several internal processes to make everyone’s life at CSA a bit easier.

Some of her accomplishments include:

  • Creating and automating processes to support contract creation and distribution for our freelancers
  • Overhauling our extensive contractor database to make it more user-friendly as well as making recommendations for further improvements
  • Developing updated tracking tools to manage internal and external resources
  • Providing excellent technical support for staff and contractors whenever issues arise

Via graduated cum laude from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College with a BA in Classics and holds an MA with distinction in Experimental Archaeology with a focus on Greek and Roman Construction Technology and Public Archaeology from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

Thanks to her work in experimental archaeology, Via can start a fire by rubbing two sticks together, skin and process a beaver carcass using stone tools, and construct and test a replica of an ancient Greek crane using only hand tools. The only time she actually hurt herself was when she tried basket weaving.

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