Alethea Inns, CGA
Alethea Inns, CGA is the Director of Gemology & Education for the American Gem Society. She was formerly the Director of Diamond Grading for the AGS Laboratories. She is currently finishing her MS in Nonprofit Management and Project Management from Northeastern University. She obtained her Hons. B.Sc. in Geology from McMaster University and her Graduate Gemologist, Accredited Jewelry Professional, Graduate Pearls, and Jewelry Business Management diplomas from GIA. She has completed her Foundation Course with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and is working on completing the Diploma course to apply for the Fellowship of Gem-A (FGA). She started her career with the Gemological Institute of America’s Laboratory where she worked for Identification Services, where she was a specialist in the theory and practice of diamond grading, fancy colored diamonds and colored stone identification. Alethea holds her E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate and Articulate Storyline certificates from the Association for Talent Development and her Certified Virtual Event Planner Certificate (CVEP). Alethea is a gemological subject matter expert for both AGS and AGS Laboratories and is responsible for overseeing the AGS and AGSL efforts to expand educational course development, administration, and offerings in conjunction with the AGS values of ethical business practices, continuing education, and consumer protection.