Carol Theokary is an Associate Professor of Business at Mills College. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston University and has extensive working experience in network design in the telecommunications field. Carol’s research interests lie broadly in empirical modeling across sectors including healthcare operations, service management, and entrepreneurship. Her recent work has focused on understanding the dynamics of crowdfunding and the drivers of success of social media influencers. Her research has appeared in numerous publications, including Production and Operations Management and Medical Care Research and Review. At Mills, she teaches various courses such as operations management and quantitative methods, and is passionate about creating a learning environment that engages students in the subject matter.