Carrie Cameron, PhD is a specialist in cross-cultural negotiation and communication. Lead author of Watershed’s Best Negotiating Practices: Negotiating Across Cultures program, she consults with Fortune 100 companies in the energy, health care, aerospace, and airline sectors, as well as in academia.

Carrie is a faculty member at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she conducts research on international scientific exchange and communication; in 2009 she was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist in this area, a distinction that she will hold for five years.

Carrie was instrumental in developing and implementing cross-cultural business and negotiations training for the five international partners of NASA’s International Space Station and has consulted with Japan’s NASDA ISS team on their negotiations with NASA. In the energy sector, she has served as cross-cultural negotiations consultant on various projects, including a $1B international development project. In the academic arena, she coaches U.S. and international researchers negotiating for grant funding, research resources, and implementation of scientific research agendas.

With over 25 years’ experience in training, research, and consulting, Carrie’s work has taken her to a wide range of countries, including Russia, Japan, Paraguay, Chile, Mexico, Germany, Hungary, and Egypt. She is active in community and school efforts dedicated to refugee assistance and to community and global integration.

Having completed a Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Russian at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, she went on to complete her doctorate and conduct postdoctoral research in Linguistics at Rice University. She is fluent in Spanish and Russian and conversant in several other languages.

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