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Program Director

Irene Walker is a proven leader in program management, learning and development in digital media, with specialization in product, sales, and marketing. Irene has spent 17+ years developing unique and experiential programs to engage learning audiences with various styles and is known for bringing a spark to traditional forms of program management and training. Prior to Facebook, Irene was a Senior Director at Yahoo! and Pandora. In her undergrad work in Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, she was groomed in non-profit work with Berkeley's Black Repertory Group Theater and inspired to develop education programs for communities of color in the local Bay Area. Today she focuses on strategic and measurable training initiatives in partnership with marketing and product teams, as well as being a compelling presenter and trainer. Irene is equally motivated in life by her personal dedication to social impact and community-based organizations through voluntary program management, event planning, grant writing, and fundraising support.