Lori graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, with a B.A. in communication and a minor in psychology. Before joining UC Berkeley Extension in 2001, she had worked in the marketing departments at McGraw-Hill (now S&P Global, Inc.), IDG Books (now John Wiley & Sons, Inc.) and Eleven Acceleration (a B2B methodology startup). A believer in the benefits of continuing and professional education, Lori has already completed several courses and programs offered by Extension, and she looks forward to more in the future. See you in class!

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“I would not have applied to nor been accepted to an M.F.A. program if it weren’t for the instruction I received through the Certificate Program in Writing,” says Lisa Riddiough, who graduated

“Working with finance, marketing and product teams, I developed an interest to learn about the business. I was looking for an in-person business course of study with a flexible schedule when I

For many, just the thought of changing their career path can be both scary—no matter which stage in their career they might be.

“Even though I was relatively early in my career, the thought