Fredricka has over two decades of business consulting experience. Her consulting business, UPstream Consulting, provides leadership, organization, and community development consulting services to a variety of clients including manufacturing and service organizations, health and education coalitions, non-profits, government departments, and social service agencies. She has also been with Indiana University for the past ten years and is currently an Associate Professor at the Indiana University East (Richmond) School of Business and Economics where she directs the IU East Center for Leadership Development and the Master's in Management program. She has won a number of awards for her teaching and is an active researcher with numerous publications. She is the lead author of Engineering as a Social Activity: Preparing Engineers to Thrive in the Changing World of Work
, which was published in the American Journal of Engineering Education – Spring 2012 edition
. She earned her masters’ in Organization Management from Antioch University and her Ph.D. in Community Formation from the Union Institute. Fredricka has worked with ADVISA since 2007 designing curriculum, advising on approaches with leadership development, and delivering coaching services.