Born at Stanford and raised in Sharon Heights, I have a true appreciation for the value our local schools provide to our community. I attended Phillips Brooks School for elementary school and then went on to Menlo School for Junior High and High School. My wife, Marianne Cooper, a sociologist at Stanford, grew up in Lindenwood and attended Laurel School and Encinal School before going to Menlo Atherton High School. We have settled in Menlo Park, and now our children are benefiting from the district’s high quality education. I am an active parent in the district as a member and past president of Laurel School’s Site Council, Co-Chair of the Committee to Support Menlo Park Schools in support of Measure X, participant on Laurel’s extended Visioning Committee, helping with activities, and regularly providing input at district Board meetings.
With a BS in Physiological Science from UCLA and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, I have over 20 years’ experience working in the biotechnology industry. I have successfully managed multi-faceted scientific projects; made strategic business decisions under uncertainty and risk; and negotiated intricate collaboration contracts between companies.