On Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Carolina Velez Lawyer, Mediator, and Advocacy Manager at Microsoft Corporation will present a lecture for faculty and students entitled “Conflict Resolution: New Career Opportunities” in the Media Room, downstairs in the Commons at 6:30 p.m. Conflict and Resolution Studies is sponsoring this presentation because of the growing opportunities for careers and graduate training that combine knowledge in liberal arts majors with skills in conflict resolution. Faculty and students interested in law and human resource careers will also find the presentation important. A question and answer session and reception will follow the lecture.
Carolina Velez Credentials
Carolina Vélez currently works at Microsoft, where for two years she has been a facilitator of dialogue between customers and the sales team to prevent litigation. In her role of Advocacy Manager, she uses her unique background, education, and experiences to provide Microsoft’s customers and partners resolution for their legal and business issues using practical, creative, and effective solutions. She was graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in May 2014, with a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Concentrations in Litigation and Family/Matrimonial Law. Carolina is an Approved Mediator through the New York Peace Institute and received her Basic Mediation Training at Columbia Law School. While in law school, she was selected and participated in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team in Hong Kong and practiced in the Divorce Mediation Clinic.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa. Carolina earned her Bachelors of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Decision Science, a major that applies quantitative and qualitative analysis to all industries, in order to help everyone make better decisions. She also has a Masters in Public Policy & Management from H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.