Named the Academic of the Year 2011 in the Global Mobile Marketing Awards by MMA (along with Ph.D. advisor Debbie Laverie for research in mobile and social media marketing related to location-sharing applications. Article forthcoming in the International Journal of Mobile Marketing (January, 2012).
I'm currently pursuing my Ph.D. in marketing at Texas Tech University, and I earned my M.B.A. in international management from Thunderbird--School of Global Management. My passions include digital marketing, social media, branding, and the travel/leisure industry. I speak to a number of industry groups, corporations, and university groups, with upcoming speaking engagements in Dallas, Texas, Scottsdale, AZ, and London, UK.
Professionally, I worked for a number of years in the cruise industry, both on the supplier and distribution sides of the business (including Carnival Cruise Lines & American Express). Most recently, I worked for a digital marketing agency managing travel/leisure and consumer electronics account relationships. I love all things UK (especially photography in Hampstead). I'm snarky and inquisitive--don't feed after midnight.