Carissa Little oversees the Stanford Center for Professional Development, the global and online education unit within Stanford Engineering, and Stanford Online, a robust portal of academic and professional education offered by schools and units throughout Stanford University. SCPD, a leader in global and online education, works closely with Stanford faculty to create and extend engaging, best-in-class online education including credit-bearing degree and certificate programs; group and custom cohort programs; credentialed professional education, as well as free and open learning opportunities. Her expertise, solution-oriented approach, and innovative vision has contributed to the SCPD’s enhanced ability to serve both campus-based students and learners worldwide. Prior to Stanford, she worked as an educator and in high-tech product management and was an entrepreneur and co-owner of a Silicon Valley-based venture. Little is a graduate of Boston University.