Speaker Profile: Dr. Stella Porto, Inter-American Development Bank

Portrait of Stella PortoStella Porto is a Learning and Knowledge Management specialist at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Porto will focus her breakout session on leveraging “ePortfolios Based on Competency Models” to connect academia to the workplace and how such an approach presents both benefits and challenges to the three main stakeholders: Academia, Learners/Workers, and Employers.

Prior to IDB, Stella was the Program Director of the Master of Distance Education & E-Learning (MDE) at University of Maryland University College. She has also had other leadership roles since she joined UMUC in early 2001. Earlier in her career, Stella was Professor in Computer Science at Universidade Federal Fluminense in Brazil.

Stella received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, then obtained Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Informatics in 1991 and 1995, respectively, from the same institution. In 2008, she also added the MDE to her academic background.

We are excited to have Dr. Porto join us at the Saylor Higher Education Summit.  If you are interested in learning more about Dr. Porto’s work, please join us at the Summit on June 21-22.

Thinkers and Doers, we need you at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. Join us in Washington, DC, on June 21st and 22nd. More details at summit.saylor.org