Tina Klein, Ph.D.

After teaching Marketing as a faculty member at top universities for many years, Tina founded a new and innovative program that introduces teens to entrepreneurial skills: Launchpad (http://rady.ucsd.edu/ciid/Launchpad/).  

This program builds bridges between teens, CEOs, city officials, educators, entrepreneurs, and UC San Diego. Through this initiative, she aims to integrate and benefit our larger community, ideally creating enduring business ideas, connections, and increasing social mobility. 

Tina has taught Marketing since 1996 at renowned institutions: UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management, USC’s Marshall School of Business, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management. Additionally, she enjoys her role as executive educator working with universities and NGOs, teaching students in the US and internationally.

Previously, Tina was a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin, Germany.  While there, she also served as an interpreter and translator.  She relished her time as a foreign correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution during the fall of the Berlin Wall and counts herself very lucky to have been in the middle of monumental historical events.