Where do you work and what do you do?
I serve as a member of the Board of Regents for Oak Grove Schools.
How many years have you been an Innovation Challenge judge?
This is my first year.
What do you think will be your favorite part of judging Innovation Challenge?
I’m looking forward to meeting the students and gaining a better understanding of motivations behind their proposals.
Why is innovative thinking important?
One of my favorite innovators was Albert Einstein. He once said, “we cannot solve
the problem with the same thinking we used when we created them.” So simple and so true! Innovation is a critical component in all sectors.
One piece of advice for students who are about to enter the workforce
Be open to continual learning! Working and growing professionally and personally is rewarding and FUN, be open to the new challenges and opportunities that await you.