Karen Griego is the Senior Marketing Manager at Amazon where she manages the global merchandising and content team for Amazon Alexa skills. Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant, has skills which are 3rd party developed voice experiences that add to the capabilities of any Alexa-enabled device (such as the Echo).Previously, she was a Strategic Merchandising & Marketing Manager for Google Play. When she was at Pepperdine Graziadio, Karen was president of Challenge for Charity (C4C), a non-profit organization that draws on the talents, energy, and resources of MBA students to support the Special Olympics, Boys & Girls Club and the Children’s Lifesaving Foundation.
This spring she received a Golden Torch Award in recognition of her work as a mentor with the Pepperdine Career Network where she reviews students’ resumes, conducts mock interviews, and gives them feedback to help them advance in their careers. Karen says she loves helping students articulate the impact they’ve made and express how their ideas have benefited their company or organization. Karen lives in Seattle and received her BA from the University of Washington. She earned her MBA from the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in 2014.