Conversations with Design Leaders: Catalina Ramirez Botero
Join us as Academic Director Melissa Rancourt leads a Q & A session with GEMS alumna Catalina Ramírez Botero, at the height of the pandemic. Find out how Catalina's journey through our GEMS program has helped her become a design leader and learn how she is leveraging her degree to master the skills needed to lead innovation in the 21st century new economy.
Catalina Ramirez Botero
Originally from Colombia, Catalina is an entrepreneur based in Washington, D.C. Her experience includes managing exports for an international corporation. She currently works in the beauty industry, managing exports to 30 countries with operations in the U.S.
Melissa leads the MS in Strategic Design for Global Leadership at Parsons School of Design. Melissa is a long-time educator for leaders, companies and governmental institutions on the subject of innovation, creativity, disruption and transformation. For more than twenty-five years, Melissa has worked with organisations and individuals around the world to develop their creativity and skills in sharing their work, expanding their reach, and motivating their teams.
The GEMS degree, designed for professionals, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who have already forged a path in their professional lives, is 18-months in length and includes experience in three international intensives in Paris, New York and Shanghai.
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