The Starling Advisory Board
not your grandparent's board.
Our Board is a dynamic group of super users and community leaders who passionately dedicate their time and energy to the Starling vision and mission. We are honored to call them our partners and deeply appreciate their commitment.
We're excited for you to get to know them!
Melanie Andrich is an accomplished product management executive in the education technology sector, who has excelled in managing performance and growth for global learning product portfolios. Her career has focused on innovating and expanding revenue centers within higher education, such as study abroad and online degree programs. Melanie's adeptness in management consulting has helped many colleges and universities streamline their processes and identify new market opportunities. Melanie completed her undergraduate education at the University of Georgia, her home state. She has since earned her M.Ed. and MBA from Rutgers University. In her spare time, you can find Melanie at just about any form of music festival, from the Newport Folk Festival to your local karaoke joint.
Tracy Armstead is an empathetic and transformational leader with a 20-year tenure in the education sector. She strongly believes in creating a team culture that values compassion and shared learning. Tracy's professional experience spans from working in K-8 digital publishing to managing online course designs for Georgetown, Simmons, and Tufts universities. Currently, she is the Director of Learning Experience and Product Delivery at Extension Engine in Cambridge, MA, where she guides a team of learning designers and product managers. Tracy's past includes time at The Wall Street Journal, where she helped lead the photo and visual news editing teams.
Bonnie Cabot is a dynamic professional with three decades of experience in higher education publishing and online portfolio management. Bonnie has worked across the spectrum, from production and editorial roles to sales, marketing, and curriculum development. Passionate about innovative products and superior learning experiences, she's currently building an online business that blends her love for entertaining with educational content development. Bonnie's career is fueled by her passion for innovative ideas and a relentless customer-focused approach.
Lisa Hollon is a seasoned learning and development professional with more than 15 years of experience in crafting compelling course content and training materials. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lisa's strategic thinking and problem-solving skills have driven exceptional learner outcomes throughout her career. She holds degrees from the University of Louisville and Bowling Green State University, and outside of work, she is actively involved in her local Toastmasters club and enjoys leading a Girl Scout troop.
David Klaasen is a devoted husband, a people-focused leader, and a Capetonian at heart, currently residing in London. His commitment to education emerged from its transformative impact on his life, being the first in his family to attend university. David credits his family's supportive and structured environment for instilling in him a clear sense of self and understanding of what truly matters. These experiences, rooted in his cultural background and upbringing in South Africa, have deeply influenced his professional journey. Navigating professional spaces has presented challenges as the richness of his cultural capital is often undervalued. Despite this, David's dedication remains steadfast, and he continues to contribute his unique perspective and experience wherever needed.
Liz McConomy is an accomplished Marketing leader based in Montreal, with a deep passion for enablement and go-to-market collaboration. Throughout her career, Liz has focused on creating meaningful connections across teams and developing systems and processes that scale companies poised for growth. Her positive energy and drive have earned Liz recognition for her approach to leadership. Away from her professional duties, Liz enjoys cooking and is always on the hunt for new recipes to try. She also loves planning trips abroad and enjoys long walks with her husband and their puppy, Benny.
Monica Latowicki Rabin
Monica Latowicki Rabin is a senior strategy, operations, and marketing executive with more than fifteen years of experience within the edtech sector. Presently, she holds the position of Chief Operating Officer at Jasper Advisors, a strategic communications and reputation management consultancy. At Jasper, Monica has taken on a multifaceted role, overseeing business operations, financial planning, and client support. Joining the firm in its early stages, Monica has played a pivotal role in its growth and scale, working closely with founders and co-CEOs Julie Andreeff Jensen and David Sutphen. Prior to her tenure at Jasper Advisors, Monica served as a vital operations leader at 2U, where she was involved in product marketing, client relationship management, and strategy and engagement. Her role saw her spearheading the operational aspects of wide-ranging company communications and strategy efforts, including two acquisitions and the initiation of innovative corporate research and reporting. After living in Washington, DC, for over a decade, Monica now lives in Connecticut with her husband, two daughters, and puppy, Clementine.
Jennifer Elaine Resnick is a proud boy mom x2, partner to a beautiful human, extroverted introvert, and firm believer that kindness is the best gift we can give this world. She made a choice years ago to ride the roller coaster of life instead of the carousel, and although it’s scary and challenging, hidden within those peaks and valleys lies all the good stuff. Driven by a profound concern for social change and blessed with a Gemini's love for variety, Jennifer has charted a diverse 20+ year career path. This path traverses various roles, including therapist, special education teacher, researcher, entrepreneur, and consultant. As a tenacious first-generation college graduate, she has dedicated the last 15 years of her career to enhancing educational equity, access, and quality for all learners. As Director of Curriculum Management at 2U, Jennifer collaborates with change-makers in the higher education landscape, fostering impactful teams and educational programs. Jennifer co-owns the West End Wine Bar and West End Billiards, nestled in Durham, NC. She is a connoisseur of bubbly drinks, a jelly bean aficionado, and finds tranquility amidst brunches with loved ones, vinyl records, the stunning Ashe County mountains in NC, and gardening alongside her bulldog, Angus.
Eric Rosen is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in strategy and operations. His diverse career journey has taken him from management consulting to startup environments, with a two-year interlude in the public sector. Eric is recognized for his ability to unite cross-functional teams, leveraging their collective strengths to tackle strategic challenges. His industry experience spans multiple sectors, including media & entertainment, health & fitness, retail, and healthcare. Eric's innate curiosity is a driving force in his work, promoting a community culture within his teams that sparks innovation and disruption. He's particularly adept at developing products and services with societal impact. In this newest chapter, Eric is particularly excited about exploring the novel intertwining of executive education and community learning methods, emphasizing reaching professionals who conventional educational channels may have overlooked.
Jeenie Yoon hails from the great state of Colorado, but currently calls New York City home. She is an instructional designer, currently working in the Customer Education space with experience in the EdTech, SaaS B2B, and higher education spaces. In a previous chapter of her life, Jeenie worked as a preventative social worker. Her focus was on combating gender-based violence, adopting an intersectional approach to her endeavors. She is deeply passionate about justice and the principle of compassionate leadership. In her off time you can find her singing with her choir, going to concerts and Broadway shows, hanging out with her best friend, or greeting every dog that crosses her path.