Christopher Mannix

Christopher MannixI started my career as an intern for the world famous fashion house, Gucci (an internship made possible by way of an agreement between Georgetown's Italian Department and the company), and in fact worked, lived, and studied in Florence in anticipation of my B.A. After graduation, I worked as a strategy consultant for IBM where my mastery of other languages and understanding of multiculturalism, once again thanks to Georgetown, were quickly identified as assets and the company soon stationed me in San Juan, Puerto Rico to work as a liaison with the Island's government.  In Italian we say that "da cosa nasce cosa" and it was my work in Puerto Rico that caught the attention of another company, Pearson Education, which then recruited me, and where I work today. Georgetown taught me to understand and appreciate Italian language, culture, and literature, and that experience has helped me to engage and work with clients in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, as they come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.