lorna jones

The Global Learning Programs and Services Division is pleased to welcome Dr. Lorna Jones as the Interim Director for the Center for International Trade Development (CITD).

Lorna holds a Ph.D. in Human Geography with an emphasis on Diaspora Trade. Her study “The Impact of the UK-based African Caribbean Diaspora on Enterprise and Job Creation in the Caribbean” focused on international trade across five countries. She has a Master’s Degree in International Development and a Bachelor’s Degree in French. Lorna worked in the UK and also in France at the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). While in Paris, she taught English to business executives in addition to teaching evening classes for seven years. Lorna has also worked in other international capacities, leading students to take part in cultural exchange programs to London and acting as a teaching assistant in Martinique where she worked with first-year university students.  Additionally, Lorna has events marketing and sales experience as she introduced a new North American software into the UK and Saudi Arabian markets.

Lorna has a particular interest in education. She founded and continues to run a global essay contest that encourages research, reading, and self-expression among children of African descent to tackle some of the world’s most challenging international issues.  Lorna’s natural curiosity about the world and the peoples across the globe has taken her to 44 countries.  She believes that foreign experience offers students an international perspective and a better understanding and acceptance of others.  This, she says, can lead to improved relationships.

When not hiking the Bay Area’s most challenging mountains, Lorna can be found learning Python and working on her project in the unstructured data space. Please join me in welcoming Lorna to our Skyline College Team!

Article by Dr. Tammy Robinson

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