As a firm believer in Lifelong Learning, my education includes certifications, degrees, travels and programs to share expertise, build skills, enhance perspectives and ensure growth.
Certifications / Degrees:
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles, California
MBA - Organizational Effectiveness
New Brunswick, New Jersey
BA - Economics
PARSONS - THE NEW SCHOOL
New York, New York
Certificate in Design
IDEO / ACUMEN FUND
Design Kit: Human Centered Design
Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
Shared Expertise / Speaking Engagements:
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - CENTER FOR INNOVATION EDUCATION
Design Thinking Certificate Advisory Board Member
February, 2017 - January, 2019
UN INTERGENERATIONAL DIALOGUES ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Participant in Session (August 1, 2017) focused on Intergenerational Innovation aimed at establishing best practices, policies and programs for collaboration, combining perspectives and approaches of Millennials and Boomers.
PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY, STRATEGIC DESIGN MBA
MBA program tailored to Hybrid Thinking.
Featured Guest Lecturer in Design & Dine Speaker Series (July, 2013) providing perspectives on Innovation Strategy and Design in business model definition, customer co-design and iterative development in launching products and services.
Can User Experience Make Payments Disappear?
Led discussion for NYPAY event (April, 2018) on impact of Customer Experience Design on Payments with experts Karen Pascoe SVP Digital Products MasterCard Labs, Patricia Partelow Account Lead Partner IBM Business Services, Arshi Singh Product Director Currencycloud, Mary Triandfellos Head of Creative Skywair.
EXECUTIVE FORUM LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Design Thinking & Design Doing for Your Business: Delivering Competitive Advantage for the Experience Economy. Presented (May 4, 2019) with Thor Ernstsson CEO & Founder, Alpha HQ
Professional Development organization comprised of executives from a broad and diverse range of companies, industries and functional disciplines. Serve as Co-Chair Women's Special Interest Group / Forum Group Member
Member of Activist Network for philanthropy addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the end of world hunger.
Member of network of business professionals affiliated with accelerator for social enterprise connecting members with high-potential, purpose-driven organizations.
Member of network connecting founders, inventors, investors and executives.
Member of Events Committee in forum for innovators and leaders in payments and mobile commerce.
FORTUNE, August, 1992
Published advertorial entitled “Managing a Multinational” in Air France sponsored content campaign.
FIVE O'CLOCK CLUB JOB SEARCH SECRETS, 1995
Monitored trends and impact of new technologies in newsletters for career management firm. Published “Using the Internet as a Job-Search Tool” in book by Kate Wendleton, The Five O’clock Club Job Search Secrets. 1995.
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”
I’ve learned to appreciate different cultures, approaches and perspectives from travels throughout my life. From living abroad as a child to working for an airline early in my career to an international internship as an MBA student, I’ve enjoyed the impact of a global perspective, local flavors in culture and cuisines and new preferences in art and design. While the trips may occur over a few days or weeks, they actually last a lifetime.