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Alessandra Zielinski Adjunct Professorial Lecturer SIS Faculty

Alessandra Zielinski
SIS | Other Operations and Administration
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
By appointment – please send an email or use Calendly ( to set up a time
MBA, Sustainable Global Enterprise, Cornell University
MA, International Relations, Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar
BA, International Relations and French, University of Notre Dame

Alessandra’s career spans the public and private sectors. As a consultant, she has worked with nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, government agencies, and companies in the healthcare, technology, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries. Her areas of expertise include growth strategy, operational improvement, governance, and and leadership development. Alessandra is also a Certified Professional Coach. Her executive coaching focuses on helping rising leaders navigate the complexity of senior roles. She brings an intercultural perspective to her professional endeavors, having l lived and worked in 7 countries in Europe, North America and South America, in addition to remote work with clients in Asia and Africa.
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Spring 2024

  • SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs: Growth Strat in Soc Impact Org

Fall 2024

  • SISG-761 Intercultural Communication