As we shift into gear and emails go out, we thought that it would be a good idea to introduce the team behind the posts that will appear on this blog over the next few months.
First up, our boss for the next 10 weeks and your first-year Dean, Michael Martinez:
Dean Michael Martinez grew up in Oklahoma and Texas and has already complained about the heat in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton University in 2005 with a major in religion and recently completed an MBA at Babson College in 2014. After graduating from Princeton, Dean Martinez began working for an educational non-profit in Dallas, Texas, eventually becoming executive director. Later, he was a dean at Bates College in Maine. Dean Martinez likes running the Haverford nature trail (when it’s nice out) and riding his bike. He’s a fan of House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Seinfeld, Arrested Development and is currently watching The Shield. His favorite directors are the Coen brothers. He loves all kinds of food, especially good Mexican food and barbeque! In his spare time, he writes children’s stories with his mom (a kindergarten teacher). He stays informed through the New York Times, Politico and Morning Joe. Inspired by great museums in the area, Dean Martinez is exploring a burgeoning interest in art history and plans to go to the Barnes with a group of first-years in the fall.