Years at Stanford
What is one fun fact about you?
I'm a bit of an Estophile.
What is one thing that you like about working at Stanford?
Endless opportunities to learn about the world around us from some of the world's leading scholars.
Tell us briefly about an event, project, program or initiative you were involved with at Stanford that you're most proud of.
Going back to my early days at Stanford News Service, I'm proud that I was hired to promote the often invisible, but critical contributions of staff to the research enterprise. In all my jobs, I really enjoyed working with researchers to translate their discoveries into compelling lay language for the lay public. In my last position, I enjoyed creating a narrative around new initiatives to attract philanthropy.
What is one of your favorite memories while working at Stanford?
I loved watching Old Chem being reborn as the Sapp Center. And the old part of the main library renovated as the Bing Wing. It still feels special every time I walk into Bing Concert Hall--what a beautiful place.
Leave your Legacy: What piece of guidance would you give a new hire at Stanford?
Join groups, and attend talks and events that interest you. If possible, try to go in person on a regular basis--that's how you build community beyond your immediate work group. If you work remotely, show up on Zoom--it's still a good way to meet people with shared interests.