Since my graduation from Cornell, I have had many interesting and varied career opportunities. My first job was with EHV Systems, a start up company devoted to electric vehicle technology started by John Santini, Cornell EE '75.
Over the years I have been with startups that have perished, (EHV, Ubicom), as well as large multi-nationals, (Seiko-Epson). As I climbed the career path, leaving engineering for management and sales, I realized that living in hotels and out of suitcases was lucrative but not terribly satisfying.
In 2007, I received Massachusetts teacher licenses in Technology/Engineering and in Physics and have spent the last seven years teaching Physics, Robotics, and Electronics. My motivation was a presentation by Dean Kamen about the state of STEM Education, especially Engineering in public schools. Teaching has allowed me the opportunity to share and give back some of the experience that has been provided to me by my Cornell education.
As part of my professional growth, I completed my Master's degree in STEM Education at Tufts. This year I started my course work towards a Ph.D. in STEM Education, also at Tufts.