Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Stanford University, A.B., History, Departmental Honors
The Graduate Institute of International and Development, Geneva, Switzerland (coursework in international history, economics, and law)
I have worked as an attorney and mediator in the private and public sectors, for small and large national firms. I have also worked as a real estate investor, strategic analyst, leasing agent, and property manager for more than 27 years; a children’s ski instructor for more than 8 years; a sales person, U.S. Congressional Intern, a journalist, and a research analyst for a non-governmental organization.
Beyond striving to ensure that students learn the fundamental content of the courses I teach, my objectives as a university teacher are as follows: (a) to foster critical thinking and writing skills; (b) to facilitate the acquisition of lifelong learning skills and the flexibility to apply core skills to many situations; (c) to help students develop evidence-based problem-solving strategies; and (d) to prepare students to function as highly skilled and competent managers and entrepreneurs.
I was raised in Colorado and am an outdoor enthusiast, dog-lover, enjoy international travel, and part-time ski instructor. I enjoy learning new languages, and speak English (mother tongue), French, Swedish, and a little Italian, Spanish, and German.
I have lived, studied, and worked in Geneva, Switzerland and Stockholm, Sweden. I have also traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Argentina, Belize, Mexico, Canada, Egypt, India, Turkey, Armenia, Russia, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, England, Scotland, Iceland, Denmark, and Finland. I prefer travel to countries where English is not the first language, and love learning about different cultures and history.