I live in San Francisco and work as a Director for Google, leading company-wide work in Inclusive Machine Learning and Accessibility. At Google, I've also held technical, management, strategy, and client-facing roles in Buenos Aires, London, New York, and Mountain View. Prior to Google, I was a Senior Vice President at Neumont University (a start-up university); before that, Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Universidad Galileo (Guatemala); and before that, Founder and VP Operations of ArsDigita Corporation (acquired by Red Hat).
I'm happiest when work contains the following: technology, data analysis, entrepreneurship, travel, public speaking, and doing something that benefits the world.
Wharton MBA in Finance. Engineering degrees from Caltech (bachelor's) and Berkeley (master's). Additional coursework at Stanford in Data Mining. GMAT: 800. Research: Characteristics and Determinants of Private Equity Returns (MBA) and Computational Analysis of Pyrolysis (master's).
Places I've Lived
Los Angeles (Pasadena),
San Francisco (Berkeley, Mountain View),
Salt Lake City
Places I've Been
West Bank (Palestinian territory),
Places I Want to Go
New Zealand, Madagascar, Galapagos, Santorini, Gombe National Park (Tanzania), Sealand, International Space Station
Things I Enjoy
Pi, Los Boludos, travel, photography, change, Van Gogh, Pablo Neruda, Henryk Górecki, Arvo Pärt, Astor Piazzolla, dogs, penguins, teaching, dancing, statistics and data mining, Barolo and Barbaresco, the OpenACS logo, vegetarianism, singing karaoke with my sister Hedy.
How I would spend my time if I didn't have a day job.
Live on all continents, speak 4 languages fluently, do important work (it doesn't matter which field the work is in) and write and teach about it.