Liz James '08

Global Head, YouTube Curriculum


Liz James ’08 is now Global Head of YouTube BrandLab, Curriculum where she will bring in large cap companies to partner with the YouTube platform on out of the box ideas. Formerly she lead the multicultural efforts at Google NYC for all movie studios and TV networks, such as Universal Pictures, Hulu and Netflix. Over her course of five years, Liz has grown two sales teams & is co-chair of Google’s Diversity & Inclusion Board. Liz is a native of Connecticut, but has lived and worked in 6 countries, including England and China. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she received her B.S in Marketing and Sales. After graduation, Liz launched her career at the Nielsen Company in their highly coveted 2 year rotational program. Following the graduation of this program, Liz worked on two summer Olympic events — Beijing and London. During her time in London, Liz carried the Olympic torch the day prior to the opening ceremonies. Liz is also a Guinness Book of World Record holder for volleyball. In her spare time, Liz enjoys traveling to far flung, remote destinations around the world.

“Having mentors throughout my college career and in my career has brought me to where I am now. UConn was the vehicle that brought me to where I am now and that wouldn’t have been achievable if I didn’t have the Husky network supporting me throughout the journey.”

– Liz James ’08

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