What I enjoyed most about my time at Stanford is . . .
The people. I have made lifelong friends during my 40 years at Stanford. Some, I worked with in the same work group and/or department and others I met through work interactions across campus departments. It is wonderful to work at place where you enjoy not only the difference you make in the work you do but also the people you meet along the way.
All of Stanford campus is beautiful. There are so many historical sites on campus, but today if I had to pick one place, it would be Memorial Church with its amazing stained glass and incredible mosaics depicting bible scenes.
In 2007, the IT Services Help Desk (5-HELP) began answering questions -- in addition to those computing related -- regarding the voice services that the unit provided. That began the Help Desk's transformation into today's larger University IT Service Desk. I was one of a four person team who handled voice related calls and was excited to both directly help the Stanford community as well as provided a broader, more valuable service. The Service Desk it a true front door to University IT and I am proud to have played a part in its evolution.
Leave your Legacy: What piece of guidance or advice would you give to a new hire to Stanford?
Through my years here at Stanford I have learned that people matter. We need to help each other understand that we all make a difference, and we can accomplish more when we work together. Communication is the key.