Before obtaining her doctorate in social psychology from Washington State University in the U.S., Jutta worked as senior consultant for Arthur Anderson and several other consultancies in the U.K., advising blue-chip clients on their IT strategy implementation. She also helped rural entrepreneurs in Central Africa enhance productivity and commercial performance.
After completing her doctoral dissertation in 2008, Jutta served as the James Marshall Public Policy Fellow for the American Psychological Association and for The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. This provided her with the opportunity to learn the art and science of lobbying in the public interest as President Obama introduced the Health Care Reform bill. Over the course of her two year assignment as postdoctoral Fellow, she developed a track record of effective relationship building with federal agencies and the U.S. Congress, helping public policy officials create sound social policy. Jutta has been quoted in The Sunday Times, and was interviewed on the BBC World Service on mindfulness and stress in the workplace.
She has published her field research on transformative entrepreneurial opportunity and social change in rural Rwanda in the FT-ranked Journal of Business Venturing, and has received several academic awards for her work, including the President’s Award from Washington State University for her outstanding contribution to academia and community development. In her spare time, Jutta has co-facilitated non-violence workshops in U.S. prisons and more recently in U.K. communities. She is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and holds a counselling qualification from the University of Cambridge.