Join us in welcoming these three new trustees, approved by the board on November 13, 2018.
Holly Hagens (left) has been a venture capitalist for the majority of her professional career, with a primary focus on early and growth stage investments in life science companies. Most recently, she has been with Scout Venture Partners, providing consulting services to early stage life science companies and venture capital firms. She previously served as an investment professional at AEA Investors and Apax Partners. She has worked at the Boston Consulting Group and started her career at Morgan Stanley.
Holly has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Marin Country Day School since 2013. She is a past president of the MCDS Parents Association, co-chaired the Head of School Search Committee; chairs the Transition Committee; and currently serves on the Executive Committee and Committee on Trustees. She also co-chaired the Development Planning Committee at MCDS, which led the school’s ongoing $42 million capital campaign. Holly also serves on the Brown University Women’s Leadership Council and is a past board member at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (2009-2018).
Holly earned her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. She received her BA degree from Brown University in 1993, where she played varsity soccer (and earned three Ivy League soccer titles).
Holly is married to Todd Sisitsky and has three children: Tyler (UHS class of ‘21), Mia (age 13), and Ethan (age 7).
Raj Atluru (middle)is founder and managing director at Activate Capital, a leading investment firm in sustainable energy, mobility and industrial IT. Raj has been investing in information technology, software and the energy and resource sectors for twenty-three years. He previously founded two other investments firms, Silver Lake Kraftwerk and DFJ Element, and began his career at Draper Fisher Jurvetson where he led the firm’s energy and resource innovation efforts for over a decade. Raj has served on numerous public and private company boards and was previously on the board of The Hamlin School, where he chaired their finance committee.
Raj co-founded the Spotlight Fund in 1997, a nonprofit focused on investing in educational startups and nonprofits focused on primary and secondary educational entrepreneurs globally. Raj has both a BS and MS in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University as well as an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His passions include backcountry skiing, hiking, running and cooking classical Indian food.
Raj is married to Melissa Buckley and has three children: Kheli (UHS Class of ’19), Kirin (UHS Class of ’21), and a daughter in seventh grade at Hamlin.
Lily Beischer(right) is a portfolio manager, shareholder, analyst, and vice president at the investment firm Dodge & Cox, which she first joined in 1998. She received her BA (cum laude) from Yale University in 1992 and her MBA and JD (cum laude) degrees from Harvard in 1998. She is a member of the American Bar Association and California Bar Association (inactive) and holds the CFA® designation.
Lily is a former trustee of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, where she served on the nominating, marketing, and audit committees, and co-chaired the annual Discovery Museum Forum event for several years. She is also a former board member of an organization at Yale, and has helped with Yale fundraising.
Lily is married to Tom Beischer, who teaches art and architectural history at Stanford. She and Tom have two children: Zach (UHS class of ’21) and Anna, who is in fifth grade at MCDS.