Education: I graduated from Princeton University with a BS degree cum laude in mechanical & aerospace engineering. After working for a few years, I continued my education and graduated with MS and PhD degrees from MIT, also in mechanical engineering. I grew up in Marblehead, MA, just outside of Boston, and went through the K-12 public schools there.
Profession: I am currently EVP of R&D and CTO at a Bay Area biotech startup, and I have worked in various management roles in biotech since moving to California in 1999. Immediately prior to that, I was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University for two years, teaching mechanical engineering courses to undergraduate and graduate students. I received the department’s “Professor of the Year” award at the end of my first year in 1998.
Community service: Within LGUSD, I was a member of the E2 Steering Committee (in the mid-2000’s) that was looking at long-term approaches for sustainable excellence in the curriculum. I have also coached approximately 20 seasons of youth sports (soccer, basketball and baseball) for my children’s teams, mostly in Los Gatos. Since in 2001, I have been the treasurer for some Princeton alumni organizations, and since 2010, I have been a mentor for startup ventures through a program run by MIT.