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Jennifer Caveza named Otis College Toy Design Program chair

Otis College appointed Jennifer Caveza as the new chair of its Toy Design Program

Caveza previously served as assistant chair of the toy program from 2001-2006. Most recently, she served as the senior vice president of toy licensing at ViacomCBS.

She previously held executive roles at Nickelodeon, Mattel, and Jakks Pacific. Her responsibilities included collaborating with content creators to ensure their visions, so there would be no discrepancies between the toy and the story.

The Otis College Toy Program stresses both design and child development. Students will take classes and then pursue an internship in the industry. This experience will build a solid portfolio to present to future employers after graduation.

Additionally, Caveza serves on the Board of Directors for the Toy Association and Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment (WIT) - the latter of which can offer guidance for female students as they enter the industry.