Jeanette Auerbach has recently moved back to Austin after a diverse international career in industry and volunteerism. Holding a B.S. in Science and Education from The University of Texas and M.S. in Organizational Behavior from London School of Economics, she has lived in various overseas and domestic locations. Jeanette started her career in food chemistry with Pillsbury, and moved onto a technical and recruiting career with Exxon in the Northeast. She moved to England to help found an organizational change company and later helped begin the Organizational Change practice at Accenture in Mexico City. She also taught at Universidad of the Americas in Mexico City and set up their corporate internship program. Ms. Auerbach worked for the National Audubon Society in Greenwich Connecticut, and later served as chair of the board of an Audubon sanctuary. With her husband on expatriate assignments, she lived in Hong Kong, and in Tokyo, guided projects with the USO. Once back in New York City she volunteered in the Asia Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and with CARE International's Women's Initiative, a fund raising consortium of donors.
Jeanette lives with her husband, Ernest, in downtown Austin where they are active volunteers in arts and culture organizations.
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