A.B., Harvard College
J.D., Harvard Law School
M.B.A., Harvard Business SchoolVice President, Global Operations, Facebook
As someone who grew up in New Orleans but now lives over two thousand miles away, Newman continues to play a special role in my connection to the city. In many ways, it’s hard to think of New Orleans without thinking of Newman – and the deep ties that it creates to the broader New Orleans community.
The core of Newman is the rigor of the academic experience. I still reflect on learnings from wonderful teachers – Dr. Collins and Mr. MacKenzie to name just a couple – that pushed me above and beyond to think critically about hard problems. These learnings were reinforced by the extracurricular opportunities, particularly as part of the debate team, which stretched me well beyond the classroom. The foundations laid at 1903 Jefferson Avenue have been instrumental across college, grad school, and in various career settings.
But Newman is equally about relationships which have lasted over decades and have created many special connections: with classmates who live in New Orleans and throughout the country; during moments of serendipitous professional interactions with fellow alumni; and, with the teachers and faculty whom I reconnect with whenever I return to New Orleans.
At bottom, I am so grateful to be a part of the Newman community.