“Wesleyan cultivates creative thinkers, encouraging students to reach across academic disciplines to find more complete answers to difficult questions. The impact is clear in my professional work: I spend most days thinking critically about complex issues, then articulating my thoughts and strategy to others. My clients are writers, directors, and actors, so the ability to engage on a creative level is also an essential element.
“On a personal level, Wesleyan reinforced my belief that a fulfilling life is a balanced life. At Wesleyan I was a double major, the captain of the Men’s Soccer Team, and the Chair of the Student Judicial Board. But I never allowed these obligations to interfere with my commitment to my family, friends, and the larger community. Today, in addition to my professional work, I remain involved in US Soccer, The Alliance for Children’s Rights, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Polytechnic School, and of course Wesleyan University.
“Wesleyan is creative; it encourages diverse and eclectic thought. Wesleyan is a unique place, a special place. That uniqueness is part of what makes Wesleyan, Wesleyan. Thirdly, Wesleyan is a place that allows students to define their own path. My range of experiences while I was at Wes, from athletics to academics, is something I frequently discuss with potential students. If you want to do it all, as I did, the Wes community supports and encourages that.
“I have a passion for Wesleyan, and it is a passion I am determined to share. I believe we are all stewards of the University, its legacy, and its future. In many ways, the role of a Trustee is a natural extension of my relationship to and my recent work with the University. I have always sought to distinguish Wesleyan, to build and extend our community, and to increase our fundraising capabilities while protecting what makes our alma mater special. I have hosted the annual GOLD party in Los Angeles for the last three years, worked on my 10 Year Reunion Host Committee, and created and supported internship opportunities and workplace shadowing opportunities for both students and young alumni. I was the proud recipient of the Wesleyan University Service Award in 2014. I am humbled and honored by this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing to represent our community.”