Germaine Gurr will teach Financial Statements Interpretation this semester. She is senior legal counsel at Schneider Electric S.A.S., a global Fortune 500 company that specializes in energy management with the goal of making energy safe, reliable and efficient. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Ms. Gurr assisted companies on M&A transactions, leveraged buyout transactions and other corporate matters, and focused on asset management and derivative transactions. Ms. Gurr has also held various accounting and finance positions at TeliaSonera AB and Americatel Corporation. Ms. Gurr graduated cum laude from The University of Michigan Law School and received a Bachelor of Arts from Simmons College. She is also currently a member of the board of directors of Edesia Inc., where she has worked closely with Edesia’s founder and management team on establishing Edesia as a non-profit corporation and on handling its corporate governance and legal matters. Additionally, she is a former member of the board of directors of Sophia Academy, a non-profit middle school in Providence, Rhode Island whose mission is to provide a quality education for girls whose families face economic challenges.