How many children do you have?
When did you join the Emerson community?
Senior Vice President, Chemistry at Lycera
Ph.D., Imperial College, London
B.Sc., Imperial College, London
What wows you about Emerson?
Amazing teaching, great community, and that it is cool to be a geek.
Why do you serve on the Board of Trustees?
To support the wonderful staff.
What would surprise people about you?
As a teenager, I performed the world premier of a clarinet concerto.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
A super memory. If I remembered even half of what I have learned, it would save so much time and I could achieve so much more.
What do you do when you’re not working or at a BOT meeting?
As a family we like to play tennis, go to concerts, and seek out fine restaurants.
Who/what inspires you?
I am inspired by dedication and persistence. Whether in sports, the arts or professional life, these are the qualities that are most commonly associated with great success.
What did/do you want to be when you grew up?
A pilot then a lawyer, then a scientist
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Zingermans Chocolate Gelato (I know……not really an ice-cream)
Anything else you would like Emerson families to know about you?
My guide to life is an old Irish Prayer:
Take time to work,
It is the price of success.
Take time to think,
It is the source of power.
Take time to play,
It is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read,
It is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly,
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to love and be loved,
It is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to share,
Life is too short to be selfish.
Take time to laugh,
It is the music of the soul