Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Bowdoin ties: Member of the Class of 1988, with a degree in art history.
Current title: Management Consultant to Nonprofits, Foundations and Government; part-time professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Website/blog/Twitter: I am an active emailer and still enjoy talking with friends in person.
The most challenging part of my job: Trying to stay focused. So many things interest me that I often get sidetracked. Teaching has surprised me. I don’t love lecturing, but I love interacting with students, and it feels great when I realize I actually do know more than they do.
Favorite part of the morning: Cappuccino.
Greatest career influences: My mother worked in the nonprofit sector, so I grew up pretty conscious of the world around me. It took a while for me to realize, however, that mission-driven work would be my passion. Now I focus on what issues or sectors I care most about-education and the environment at the moment.
Read recently: The only books I read these days relate to my teaching. I am in the middle of a book by Muhammad Yunus.
Next vacation: Somewhere warm, and with my eight-year-old daughter.
Gadget I could not do without: Definitely my BlackBerry.
Newspaper: print or online? Online.