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Jana Blakestad

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 Jana Blakestad


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Jana Blakestad is Associate Director of the Institute for International Business and Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), University of Colorado Denver. She has fifteen years of experience administering federally funded grants. Prior to her current position, she was in higher education administration at the University of Alaska where she served as the assistant to the Board of Regents, Executive Director of the University of Alaska Alumni Association, director of the annual fund, and administrator for the six year system master plan. Ms. Blakestad served on the State of Colorado Department of Education's Committee for Gifted Education, and on the Douglas County Board of Education's gifted education program design teams and long range planning committee. She taught high school English in Dimona, Israel and conducted research on Colorado's homeless population and coal mining industry. She holds an MPA in Management and Environmental Policy from the University of Colorado Denver and a BA in Sociology from DePauw University.

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