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Lesley Robinson

Lesley Robinson, M.S.

Founding Director
Lecturer, McCombs School of Business
Lecturer, College of Fine Arts

About // Lesley Robinson

Robinson brings to the role a mix of experience in higher education, the nonprofit and business worlds and has a proven record of supporting both students and early-stage entrepreneurs. Most recently, Robinson worked as the head of Americas for INCO, a Paris-based global leader in the movement for a new economy, to support entrepreneurs at every stage of development. Through the INCO Global Network, Robinson was the program director for the Tarmac TX accelerator, graduating two cohorts of social impact and environmentally focused startups.

Robinson has also worked extensively in higher education, and she served as the director of the Global Engagement Office at St. Edward’s University in Austin, the assistant director for international programs at Princeton University and senior manager of partnerships at Cross-Cultural Solutions, a nonprofit volunteer abroad organization. She also taught English abroad with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program.

Currently, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University, where her research is focused on assessing entrepreneurship curriculum with a gender lens.

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Tiffany Galligan ’00

Website Manager (Contract)
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Vaishali Jadhav ’99

Curriculum Manager / Guest Lecturer (Contract)
Certified Executive Facilitator

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Julie Nguyen ’16

Senior Administrative Associate

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Shana Rehwald

FoundHER Program Coordinator

Samantha Bryant

Catherine Scoggins

Senior Events Program Coordinator

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Jessica Sutherland ’21

Creative Design Coordinator
Alumni Board Co-President 2021-2022

Student Interns

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Kamryn Crossley ’23

Digital Marketing Associate
Public Relations / Communication & Leadership

Samantha Bryant

Abigail Dewhirst ’25

Creative Design Associate
Design & Applied Arts

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Emma Dixon ’24

Experience Design Associate
Design

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Sydney Key ’25

LeadHERship Associate
Business
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Jacqueline Magno ’23

Events Program Associate
Rhetoric & Writing / Creative Writing

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Miah Mayberry ’22

Videographer/Editor Associate
Advertising / Radio-Television-Film 

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Priscilla Olivarez ’25

Events Program Assistant
Textiles & Apparel / Fashion Merchandising

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Ingrid Villarreal ’23

Student Board President AY2022-2023
Biology