Join us in the Loeb Center for a lunch discussion with Marla Michel, senior program manager for Cloud AI Enablement at Microsoft. Marla will discuss her career in software engineering and data science, her current work at Microsoft, and her perspective on the future of AI and cloud technologies. Lunch from The Works Bakery Café will be provided. Space is limited to 15 students; RSVP in Quest.
Marla Michel is a Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Cloud AI Enablement team where she iss working to bring Microsoft AI technology to businesses through training. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2016, she worked for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in a variety of roles including: Director of Strategic Programs for the UMass Center for Data Science, Director of Regional Engagement, and Executive Director of Research Liaison and Development. She also served as the Director of the Scibelli Enterprise Center at the Springfield Technology Park, growing the Pioneer Valley’s future businesses and its leaders. She received a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University at Albany - SUNY and a M.S. in Software Engineering from Monmouth University. She moved to the Pioneer Valley in 1996 from New Jersey where she worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories as a member of the Software Technology Center and a member of the original AT&T Smart Phone team. She is also a founding board member of Leadership Pioneer Valley.
Michel will also be holding office hours to discuss graduate school and career options related to engineering and data science with students from 1:30–3 p.m. Space is limited; to participate, students must register for a specific appointment time through Quest.