The Gemological Science International (GSI) has appointed Alethea Inns as its new chief learning officer.
The new role is part of the institute’s commitment to ongoing education programmes, courses and tools for the jewellery trade and consumers.
GMI refers to Inns as a “seasoned professional”, who brings with her an “extensive background and evident passion” for diamonds to GSI’s research and education departments.
Inns previously obtained her Hons. B.Sc. in Geology from McMaster University, her FGA from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and her Graduate Gemologist diploma from GIA.
She specialises in the theory and practice of diamond grading, fancy coloured diamonds, and coloured stone identification.
She also has experience expanding education, course offerings, and gemological knowledge to members of the industry, including specialising in learning strategy, e-learning development, instructional design, professional credentialing, and influencing change through building a “culture of learning”.
Debbie Azar, president and co-founder of GSI, said: “Alethea brings valuable expertise and extensive knowledge to her role, which will contribute to our long -term goals. We are thrilled to welcome Alethea to our team.”
GSI is one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and currently operates 13 gemological laboratory facilities across four continents.
It provides manufacturers and retailers globally with a wide range of gemstone identification and grading services.