Josie Cellone | Digital Marketing & Brand Consultant

Josie caught the travel bug on her first study abroad to the south of France as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. Since then, she’s studied, worked and traveled on three more continents and hopes to pass on the gift of international education through Amizade.  Josie began her career in journalism, including stints at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Washington Post, National Public Radio and the Associated Press.  She received her Master’s of Business Administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, which included coursework on global enterprise and business collaborations in Bangalore, India.  Most recently Josie led the Digital Center of Excellence at the H.J. Heinz Company, coordinating website development, social media, email marketing and search engine marketing for the company’s iconic brands.  She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two daughters, and serves as an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.