PT: Interim Director of BAS Applied Management
Office: L-301D on the Mount Vernon campus
Phone: (360) 416.7635
Sunaina teaches Adult Basic Education, Business, and Social Science (Economics, Social Studies) at Skagit Valley College, and is an IBEST instructor. In June 2017, she was appointed Interim Director of the SVC BAS in Applied Management program.
Sunaina is recognized for identifying and designing growth opportunities and inspiring organizations and their people to reach for their full potential. She entered the adult education instructional world in 2015 following a 25-year career as an international Fortune 500 executive during which she held leadership roles in Public Affairs, Strategy, Finance and M&A, Marketing and Consumer Insights, and Revenue Management. Students frequently express their appreciation for the ways in which Sunaina’s instruction draws on her own experiences and stresses real life application and performance context. They also acknowledge the enthusiasm and joy that she brings to her teaching.
Sunaina received her formal education in Asia, Europe and the US and has worked across Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America including assignments based in the US, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and New Zealand. In New Zealand, she was one of five women who ran a market in a global company operating in 180+ countries. Sunaina has a working knowledge of eight languages. Sunaina also designs courses and programs in Women and Leadership for DDI, a global leadership solutions company operating in 93 countries.
Sunaina received an AB in Geography, with a minor in Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College, for which she is an active alumna leader, currently serving as her Class President. She received an M.Ed. (Instructional Design) and an MBA from Western Governors’ University. She has lived in Skagit Valley since 2015.
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