How one Microsoft employee used her experiences to build her professional toolkit

Apr 20, 2017   |   Deborah Bach

Since her childhood in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Shaina Morrison has channeled her passions to build a career that eventually brought her to Microsoft.

An audience marketing manager in the company’s marketing and operations organization, Morrison is also a classically trained dancer who studied with the prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater while in high school. She decided to combine her artistic interests with her passion for people and pursue an education in marketing.

After stints with several agencies, Morrison went back to school and earned an MBA, learning about data-based decision-making and the intersection of technology and marketing. She became intrigued by Microsoft’s focus on marketing insights and applied findings, joining the company almost two years ago.

Morrison now manages programs that reach the student developer audience and drive exposure to Microsoft developer tools, including the U.S. Imagine Cup. She also runs the Microsoft Student Partner Program for the U.S., which engages student ambassadors to promote Microsoft on their campuses and host workshops.

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Deborah Bach
Microsoft News Center Staff