Global Opportunities Conference

Spring 2022 Global Opportunities Conference

The spring 2022 Global Opportunities Conference will take place on Friday, March 25 from 9 am-2 pm in the Plemmons Student Union. We welcome Appalachian State University alumna, Christina Mendonca, as our keynote speaker. Check back for details and a registration link closer to the date.

Keynote Speaker

Christine Mendonca

Christine Mendonca is the CEO and Founder of Shore to Shore Advisory, providing strategic advisory services to businesses, organizations and UHNW individuals looking to expand operations and reach and in turn their positive social and environmental impact. Christine is also the founder and CEO of Humans on the Move, a firm focused on bringing together the public, private, and humanitarian sectors to address challenges and opportunities brought on by forced displacement. 

Christine is an active international speaker on global forced displacement, refugee issues, impact investment and engaging women into the investment process. She has spoken at the United Nations in New York and Geneva, C20, Girls20, Nexus Global Youth, Columbia University, Conference Board, MaRSDD, Johns Hopkins University, NOEW, and Centre for Social Innovation.  

Christine received her MBA from Thunderbird School for Global Management (now apart of Arizona State University) in 2010, and her BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in 2004. She has also studied at the ITSEM, American University in Paris, and the University of South Florida. 

Before starting her company, Christine became the 5th generation in her family to work in the steel industry. At 21, she managed the due diligence process for Gerdau Ameristeel's 2004 NYSE Equity and Bond Offering. By the age of 26, Christine led or co-led the integration of $187 MM in acquisitions (6 companies, 27 locations) and supported in the integration of another $4.5 BN of assets.

Past Conferences