Terri E. Givens:  Accomplished Senior Executive, Education Thought Leader & Entrepreneur – working towards a more inclusive Silicon Valley

Terri Givens is an accomplished Senior Executive, Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, and Board Member with more than 30 years of success in higher education, politics, international affairs, and non-profits. Leveraging extensive experience running universities and bridging the gap between business and the community, she is a valuable asset for educational technology companies of various sizes and stages of growth who are in need of expert assistance with strategic planning, budget analysis or handling diversity issues in recruitment and retention. Her broad areas of expertise include leadership, research, writing, analyzing institutional impacts on immigration and integration policy, problem-solving, quantitative analysis, networking, mentorship, community outreach, international affairs, public speaking, and public relations.

Throughout her executive career, Terri has held leadership positions as Vice Provost at University of Texas at Austin and Provost of Menlo College (first African American and woman); professorships at University of Texas at Austin, and University of Washington; and a Distinguished Scholar at Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Additionally, Terri was Director at Texas Language Roadmap and is the Founder of Take Back the Trail – a non-profit that focuses on bringing health and fitness to women in communities in need.

Terri holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Political Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. She is the author of many publications ranging from immigration and security to European Union politics and policy. Oxford University Press published her most recent book manuscript on anti-discrimination policy in Europe, Legislating Equality, in May of 2014. Terri speaks French and German.

Terri is an avid amateur photographer and took the background images on her website.

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