• My favorite motto

    “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
    – Teddy Roosevelt

  • The qualities that make me an “unconventional consultant”

    I have always taken delight in challenging the conventional wisdom or status quo, by coming up with fresh, unthought-of insights, or a new twist on things that can move the whole enterprise forward, often by some interesting analogies or emerging patterns.

  • My hobby

    Too many! My passion for blues music takes me to the Mississippi Delta every year; I’m active in addressing the achievement gap in DC education; and I sponsor (and attempt) to understand advanced cosmology research at Cornell and the Carnegie Institute.

  • My favorite getaway spot

    Right now, St. John in the US Virgin Islands, but I’ll settle for anywhere warm with a beach.

  • The most valuable piece of advice I’ve ever received

    “Grow where you’re planted.”