Marla Michel, senior program manager of Microsoft Cloud AI Enablement, will be coming to campus to host 20-minute informational meetings for students interested in learning about a careers in data science, software engineering, and technical project management and strategy. RSVP through Quest to reserve a 20-minute appointment. Space is limited.
Marla Michel is a Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft Cloud AI Enablement team, where she is 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 sharing about her career in software engineering and data science, her current work at Microsoft, and her perspective on the future of AI and cloud technologies at the Loeb Center Food for Thought Lunch. Space is limited to 15 people; RSVP required through Quest.