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Alexandra Carter is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School. In 2019, Professor Carter was awarded the Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia’s highest teaching honor. Her first book, Ask for More: Ten Questions to Negotiate Anything, was published by Simon & Schuster on May 5, 2020 and became an instant Wall Street Journal Business bestseller.
Professor Carter’s teaching and research interests lie in the field of alternative dispute resolution, primarily in mediation and negotiation. She is a leading trainer on negotiation and mediation for many from the private and public sectors, including the United Nations, where she has conducted dozens of workshops for more than 80 nations, U.S. courts and federal agencies; private corporations, such as Bloomberg, Comcast NBCUniversal, Amazon, and Microsoft; and law firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Morrison & Foerster, Latham & Watkins, Debevoise and Plimpton, Fried Frank, and many others.
Prior to joining the Columbia faculty, Professor Carter was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she defended against a multibillion-dollar securities class action lawsuit related to the Enron collapse, served as the senior antitrust associate on several multibillion-dollar mergers, and handled cases involving copyright law. She also worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs. She is a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Taiwan.
Professor Carter received her Juris Doctor degree in 2003 from Columbia Law School, where she earned James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone academic honors. She also won the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for clinical advocacy and the Lawrence S. Greenbaum Prize for the best oral argument in the 2002 Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition. After earning her degree, Professor Carter clerked for the Hon. Mark L. Wolf, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston.
Professor Carter is a frequent media commentator on negotiation and pay equity for women, with appearances on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and MSNBC Live, Hardball with Chris Matthews, the CBS Early Show and NPR Marketplace. She is a contributor for NBC News’ Know Your Value, a news site devoted to helping women grow in their careers and reach their full potential.
Anne Marie Nest-Pinero has worked in higher education as a Professor of Voice & Speech for the past 15 years teaching a wide range of topics centering around voice, performance, and public speaking.
In her private practice, Anne Marie works with professionals in a variety of fields using the tools of high-level performance training to assist them in embodying executive presence and becoming more effective, empathic, and
Anne Marie received her Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in voice studies from the National Theatre Conservatory and a BA in Communications from Chapman University. She is also an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and a trained mediator through Columbia University.
Morgan Triska is a professional photographer whose work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Atlantic, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Public Source, and many other media outlets. Morgan’s passion is to tell stories through her photography.
Whether it’s a family session for high-profile clientele, a product photography shoot for an immigrant-owned business, or headshots for a successful female entrepreneur, Morgan values the wide variety of opportunities she has to support clients through her work.
Morgan graduated from LaRoche University in 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education.
Licia Morelli is the owner of Morelli Writers, a copywriting agency that helps CMOs, small businesses, and entrepreneurs scale, sell, and create impact through next-level copywriting and sales strategy.
Licia has over 15 years of sales and copywriting experience working with some of the best companies online, and her writing has been featured in Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Publisher’s Weekly, Johns Hopkins University Press and many more.
She is also an award-winning and best-selling author of Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation and I Am Darn Tough, and is pursuing an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Brandi Bernoskie is a digital strategist, website developer, and founder of Alchemy+Aim and North Star Sites, companies that help entrepreneurs and business owners elevate their online presence and enhance their digital experience.
Brandi’s academic background in theatre, philosophy, and physics was the perfect foundation for launching her business, where her team has worked with thought leaders like Brené Brown, Laverne Cox, Ali Brown, Judy Smith, Kate Northrup, and others since 2013.
Brandi is a natural connector and business matchmaker, who is always working to help others step into their genius work and leverage the expertise of those around them to achieve new levels of success and community along the way.
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