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Rachel Alt-Simmons is the course designer and instructor for Agile Software Design & Development. Rachel graduated from the Boston University with a Master’s in Computer Information Science and has been teaching in both the online and onsite classes for the past ten years.

Rachel is a strategy and design professional with more than 20 years of experience developing and integrating user-centric business and product strategies within the financial services and insurance industries.

She is currently Senior Vice President and Global Head of Strategic Design at AXA XL, a large commercial and specialty insurance company. In her role, she orchestrates user experience solution design, product strategy, product marketing, and business architecture practices within large scale innovation programs. She also runs the Design Thinking for Innovation program.

Rachel is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI Project Management Professional, Certified ScrumMaster, and SAFe Program Consultant.

She also owns her own digital art & design practice, QwkDog Design.