Teri Carpenter’s career path underlines the ubiquitous nature of global logistics and its applications within countless industries. A graduate of the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) professional designation program at CSULB, she currently works as a Trade Compliance Analyst for TOMS Shoes, helping them navigate the international waters of taxes, tariffs, and trade agreements throughout the US, Canada, European Union, and Australia. Years ago, she was a Fashion Design major. After becoming a single mother, her priorities shifted, and she withdrew from college. She began working in customs brokerage, gaining expertise in clearing goods through customs. For 11 years, she longed to find a way to integrate her love of fashion back into the work she was doing.