Showcased Alumni Fall Semester 2011
With more than 10 years of progressive experience in technical sales management, advertising, marketing/market research and community outreach, Carmen Ayala has enjoyed a very diverse and exciting career. A Long Island, New York native, Carmen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management with a minor in Technical Communication from Clarkson University in 1999. During her undergraduate studies, Carmen was a very active student leader and made significant contributions to NSBE at Clarkson. Carmen joined NSBE in 1995 and was elected president fall 1996. Under her leadership, the chapter planned and hosted the Upstate Zone Conference, grew membership by more than 50% and participated in programs on both the Regional and National level. After holding the seat of Chapter president, Carmen held various roles on the Regional and National Executive Boards including: Upstate Zone Chair/ Region 1 Publications Chair (1997); Region 1 Chair(1998); National Assistant Treasurer-Special Projects (1999); International Committee Treasurer (2000). Carmen maintains her connection to NSBE and participates in programs through the NY Alumni-Extension. Most recently, Carmen completed post graduate studies at Columbia University in Strategic Communication. Founder of the Indiana based organization, “Mind Your Manners,” an organization designed to empower children to master the art of communication, etiquette and leadership, she believes in the concept of experiential learning. A mentor, role model, astute business woman - and best of all, mother. Carmen believes that with hard work and balance all dreams can be realized.