Class Year: 2000s

The Challenges of Accessing Quality Child Care

Research tells us education begins at birth. High-quality, interactive early learning experiences are foundational for later success in school, career, and life. For parents with young children, accessing child care that will yield lifelong developmental benefits is paramount.  Any working parent who has… Continue reading »

The Waiting Was The Hardest Part: A Founding Story

Though we undoubtedly crossed paths a few times beforehand, Mike Gerbush ’09 and I didn’t formally meet until just before the pandemic. We had both attended Williams College, but one of us is six years older (you’d never know by looking at me) so we didn’t overlap. One of us also… Continue reading »

Protecting Reputation in a Complex ESG Landscape

Republicans recently took control of the House of Representatives in the 118th Congress, and one of the items at the top of their priority list is a slew of inquiries into environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Broadly, ESG commitments have become popular with many investors and asset managers,… Continue reading »

What’s In a Name? Being Seen.

As a student, I learned early on that my name was different. A kind of difference that was not bad, but too complicated for someone to engage with during formal introductions, let alone daily, transactional encounters. That lesson is one that I learned… Continue reading »

The Uncomfortable Look

He was a young man in police custody, admitted to the ICU with diabetic ketoacidosis. As I reviewed the medical record, I was struck by the fact that he had been in college about a year ago. I walked into his room and met a Black man in his 20s,… Continue reading »

Digital Addiction

As the former CEO of Mission Bit, I was a passionate advocate of bringing coding education to every public school student across California. We involved community leaders, idealistic college students, seasoned educators and some of the largest education funders in the Bay Area to support our cause. To… Continue reading »