What student activities were you involved in?
I was involved in student council while at TMS. I think I was a sophomore class representative and then I was President of the student body my senior year. I also participated in the Marin County Academic Decathlon where I won a Gold medal in Mathematics. From what I remember our team did very well that year.
Is there one experience at TMS that had an impact on your future life after TMS?
I’d say for me the most powerful components of the TMS experience was the interactive, personal relationships that I was able to build with my instructors. The one on one, first name basis attitude between students and faculty helped me build self confidence and contributed to developing the strong interpersonal skills that are so valuable down the road.
Did you make friends at TMS who you are still friends with today?
I still keep in touch with a number of friends from TMS.
What have you been doing in the interim?
Since 1991, I received my B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. While in college, I pulled five internships and co-ops with major companies, among them Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co., and Merck Pharmaceuticals. Fortunately I was able to land back in the Bay Area after graduation. After that, I spent 10 years in the Bay Area Technology Industry managing large scale projects for a variety of companies.
Why have you given back to TMS?
Experience has shown me that everything you give comes back to you times 10x. I reconnected with TMS about a year and half ago and I feel very fortunate to be blessed with the opportunity as a Board Member to give something back to the place that helped me grow so much.