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Alexis Raymond

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Corporate Affairs Marketing

Alexis Raymond is a writer and editor for Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. She thinks it is one of the best jobs in the world because every day she talks to, meets, and writes about smart and dedicated people who are using technology to change the world – and that is the truth, not a cliché.

Alexis began her career as a print reporter and still loves writing compelling stories that people like to read and may even find inspiration in. Before joining Cisco’s CSR team, Alexis was the Director of Communications for RedRover, a U.S. nonprofit organization that provides emergency sheltering and disaster relief for animals, financial assistance for veterinary care, and humane education for elementary-age children. She has also been a writer, editor, project manager, and grammar cop for two universities, a hospital, a graphic design studio, and a Washington, DC-based media consulting firm.

When Alexis isn’t sitting at the computer or interviewing people in far-flung corners of the world via WebEx, she enjoys reading, traveling, planning to travel, biking, walking her dogs, cooking, and, not coincidentally, eating out. She is also a board member of the Sacramento Area Animal Coalition, a nonprofit that provides low-cost spay/neuter for low-income pet owners.

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With Cisco Support, Feeding America Helps Clients Chart a Path to Self-Sustainability

This post was written by guest blogger Kelli Walker, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America Cisco has been a significant strategic partner with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. Since 2009 Cisco has helped fund various pilots that use technology to increase efficiency in our operations, transportation, and food sourcing throughout the Feeding America […]

Cisco Recognized for Support of National Service

Last night, Cisco received the Corporate Service Award at the 12th-annual Friends of National Service Awards in Washington, DC. The event was hosted by the National Conference on Citizenship and Voices for National Service. Pat Finn, senior vice president for public sector, accepted the award on behalf of Cisco. Cisco has been a strong supporter of the concept […]

Students Glimpse the Future of Technology at Cisco Live! Milan

Today Cisco held its second-annual Academy Day at the Cisco Live! conference in Milan, Italy. The event is sponsored by the Cisco Networking Academy program, which trains 1 million people worldwide each year in computer networking technology. The theme of Academy Day is Internet of Everything for Social Innovation, and more than 1000 college-age students from […]

Virtual Job Fair Helps Students in Indonesia Launch Careers, Connects Companies to Top IT Talent

This post was written by guest blogger Emma Reid, marketing manager for Cisco’s Social Innovation Group, Asia-Pacific region  Countries across the Asia Pacific region are facing a broad range of social challenges. Unemployment, widening gaps between rich and poor, urbanisation, insufficient access to quality healthcare and education, to name a few. According to the International Data […]

Cisco Joins Facebook, NetHope, and Others to Expand ICT Support for Ebola Fight in West Africa

Today, NetHope, a consortium of 42 leading international humanitarian organizations and one of Cisco’s nonprofit Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partners, announced a partnership with Facebook, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Cisco, EveryLayer, and Inveneo to expand their support for effective communications capabilities to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and promote sustainable recovery in the region. […]

Cisco Joins Global Problem Solvers at 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

This week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will convene 2500 leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society in Davos, Switzerland. There, these global problem solvers will engage in strategic discussions about the political, economic, social, and technological transformations reshaping the world. Cisco has been a WEF strategic partner for 17 years, putting […]

How I Helped Middle School Students Make a Difference in Their Community

This post was written by guest blogger Stephen Liem, IT Director, Global Quality and Support Services There is no limit to what education can bring. It opens up many opportunities that otherwise may not be available. In the past 10 weeks I‘ve had the privilege of teaching journalism to the middle school students in Joseph-George […]

Blending Learning Pilots Take Off with Citizen Schools and MIND Research Institute

This blog was originally published on the Citizen Schools inspirED blog and reposted with permission from Citizen Schools. Meeting every student’s academic needs in the classroom can be challenging but is essential to their success. Many of the public middle schools Citizen Schools partners with are reaching students who are academically all over the map, […]

Preparing Texas Students Today for the STEM Jobs of Tomorrow

This post written by guest blogger Steve Slattery, Vice President of Unified Communications and Customer Engagement, Cisco   Nearly 60 10th graders from the Plano Independent School District STEM Academy came to Cisco’s Richardson, Texas, campus today to gain hands-on experience with the technology of tomorrow. These students, who focus on science, technology, engineering and math – […]