Economics Ph.D. student at UC Santa Cruz and specializing in international macroeconomics, monetary economics, and financial stability. Received BSFS International Economics from Georgetown and an MA from University of San Francisco. John Humes Junior Fellow, David L. Boren Graduate Fellow, and Regents Fellow. Work experience includes US Department of State, US Department of Treasury, Millennium Challenge Corporation, HSBC, and teaching assistant for various economics courses.
Visiting professor at National Defense University as well as a physicist in the US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration. Former Professional Staff Member, US House of Representatives, Committee on Science. CEO, Diversity Science, LLC. PhD Nuclear Physics from Michigan State; BS in Physics from Carnegie Mellon.
Why she chose this profession: I chose Physics because I love math, and physics was the science with the most math in it! I enjoy understanding science and value I add to any program or project by having the ability to "think" and "solve" like a scientist. Website.
See also: Law & Government
Historian at the University of Melbourne, teaching and writing about U.S. and international history. Having developed an interest in history in AP classes at UHS, Barbara went on to earn a Ph.D. in History at Harvard University. She is the author most recently of Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s (Harvard University Press, 2014).
Why she chose this profession: Being a historian is like being a detective. My work involves piecing together fragmentary and sometimes conflicting evidence to tell stories about the past. History is fundamentally about unraveling the mysteries of human behavior and hence is endlessly fascinating. Website.
After graduating from the first four-year class of UHS, I went to Wesleyan University, Oxford, USF and Harvard for degrees in literature, law and education. I loved teaching English and coaching soccer and tennis for a few years at the Webb Schools, became a lawyer and practiced law at big firms in San Francisco for a few years and then found my calling creating cutting-edge charter schools first in SF, then the Bay Area and now nationally, as well as teaching about how to create schools at Stanford. The most recent iteration of schools are called Flex Academies and which are among the country's most disruptive blended schools (combining the best of online and personalized onsite instruction with class sizes of 5-10 students). I have also had the pleasure of serving on the board of UHS for 13 years as well as a number of other local institutions. I love hiring UHS alums.
Why he chose this profession: After following the path my family encouraged, I decided to follow my dreams. I strongly suggest that people do what they love. No regrets here.