M.S. IEOR ‘99
Currently: Director of Streaming Science & Algorithms at Netflix

What was your first job ever?
Math tutor, MESA (http://mesa.ucop.edu), at Albany High School.

What did you do after graduation?
After graduating from IEOR I returned to full time work at Inktomi Corp. (one of the early search engine companies) which was founded by Prof. Eric Brewer from UCB.

What was your first job ever?
IBM, Staff Engineer responsible for implementing global logistics operations and optimizing finished goods inventory across JIT distribution centers.

What are you currently working on?
Heading up marketing analytics and platform strategy for BrightEdge.

After graduating with an B.S. in IEOR in May 2007, I began working with Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) in Everett, Washington as an Industrial Engineer under the 767 & 747 Airplane Programs. I have been at Boeing for two years, working with the Seal, Functional Test and Paint organization in scheduling, resource and capacity management and forecasting/budgets.

I am starting my 6th week of teaching Geometry to mostly juniors and seniors at Crownpoint High School. Before my 6 weeks here in New Mexico, I was in Phoenix for Teach For America's institute which is an intensive training program crams the basics of teaching and the TFA program in only 5 weeks! Institute has been, by far, one of the most intense experiences of my life. I don't think I have ever experienced such a lack of sleep for such a long time period.

I recently started work at PG&E in the Energy Procurement department. It is a rotation program where I've the opportunity to work in different functions of the procurement process. My first rotation is working in integrated resource planning where I am working on several different projects regarding the reliability, cost and emission factors with renewable resources in light of AB-32 also known Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

As an energy consultant with Navigant Consulting, I use my IEOR degree almost every day.  A recent project involved risk analysis of deferring transmission and distribution network upgrades with a utility's targeted demand-side management program.  I ran Monte Carlo simulations to determine the likely range of capacity deficit or excess in congested networks after deploying energy efficiency measures.

I'm a 1964 UC-Berkeley engineering grad with an IEOR major, and since graduation my professional life has followed a path that I never could have predicted but that in retrospect seems to make sense (sort of).