• 2015     Ph.D., Marketing, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
  • 2009     MBA, Marketing & Sustainability, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • 2003     Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing & Information Technology, Babson College

industry experience (Linkedin profile)

  • 2009 – 2010  | Seed to Shelf: Marketing for Sustainability
    Marketing Associate, Amherst, MA.
    Marketing and social media strategy consulting for natural foods and natural products companies.
  •  2009 – 2010 | The Lisa Ekus Group, LLC
    Operations and Marketing Associate, Hatfield, MA.
    Marketing, PR, and contract negotiations for chefs and cookbook authors at a top culinary agency.
  • Spring 2009 | Gasoline Alley Foundation
    MBA Practicum Consultant, Springfield, MA.
    Marketing, PR, Social Media, business plan development for socially responsible business incubator. Launched upcycled, functional art and furniture business, Metal | Wood | Common Good.
  • Summer 2008 | Electronic Arts
    MBA Marketing Intern, Redwood Shores, CA.
    Marketing plan development and social media marketing for The Godfather II videogame.
  • 2006 – 2007 | Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
    Senior Marketing Coordinator, Burbank, CA.
    Marketing, Brand Management, and PR for global videogame franchises including Harry Potter and Superman.
  • 2003 – 2006  | Nelvana Communications
    Sales and Merchandising Coordinator, West Hollywood, CA.
    Marketing, PR, Licensing, Merchandising, and Broadcast Sales for internationally renowned, classic animated properties (e.g., Babar, The Berenstain Bears).
  • 2002  | PUMA North America
    International Brand Management Intern, Westford, MA.
    Integrated marketing communication of footwear product lines for online and brick-and-mortar retail outlets.

personal interests

  • reading, rock climbing, cycling, wine, travel, golf, hiking, camping, sustainability, and learning about cultures through traditions.