Karin Kricorian is a data science executive at the Walt Disney Company, leading corporate analytics consulting services across several business units. At Disney she is a management champion for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts and sponsor of Disney Data Analytics Women, a program that makes it possible for outstanding college women to attend Disney’s popular annual Data & Analytics Conference. After developing this program at Disney, she partnered with Yale’s Office of Career Services to pilot it at Yale; the program has since expanded to attract applicants from more than 150 other universities.
Kricorian’s interests in data and diversity started at Yale, and these threads have been woven together in her life ever since. She is on the board of directors at MiOra, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the representation of women and people of color in health sciences, and serves on several university advisory boards for their graduate and undergraduate analytics programs. She is vice chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board at the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles.
Kricorian earned a PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As a Yale volunteer, she is a founding member of 1stGenYale, an agent for the Class of 1994, and a long-time interviewer for the Alumni Schools Committee. She has had the opportunity to speak at several Yale panels and events, including First Year Scholars and Careers, Life and Yale.