Years at Stanford
What is one fun fact about you?
I lived in Holland when I was a kid and still speak Dutch (as well as German and some French).
What is one thing that you like about working at Stanford?
It's hard to come up with one thing - I would say the people. There is always so much going on and it is the people I work with that make it great.
Tell us briefly about an event, project, program or initiative you were involved with at Stanford that you're most proud of.
There are many but one that sticks out was supporting the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in 2016. We had just finished setting up all of the locations the State Department and Secret Service had requested and given them network connections. I was sitting with a Secret Service member as he tested the network connection and hoped he would get 50 Mbps. I assured him he would but could tell he wasn't counting the chickens yet... As his speed dial zoomed past 100 Mbps and kept going to just shy of 900 Mbps I saw his go to wide open and his jaw dropped. He stated he had NEVER seen speeds like this and I thought of how proud we are to be STANFORD!
What is one of your favorite memories while working at Stanford?
Running the bleachers in the stadium before the renovation.
Leave your Legacy: What piece of guidance would you give a new hire at Stanford?
Reach out and get to know people. Everyone working together is how we get things done!