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Do you have questions about what your next move will be after the Clarkson School?  Below are profiles of a few Clarkson School Alumni; they would be delighted to hear from you!  Parents and students, feel free to ask them about their experience at the Clarkson School, and how their life grew from that point.

Sanjeev Kulkarni

Name: Sanjeev Kulkarni
Hometown: Potsdam, NY
Area of study at the Clarkson School: Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
Degree(s) obtained and from where:
B.S. Mathematics, 1983, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1984, M.S. Mathematics, 1985, Clarkson University
M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1985, Stanford University
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1991, MIT
Current city of residence: Princeton, NJ
Current occupation: Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
Briefly explain how TCS has impacted your life:
My time at the Clarkson School (1980-1981) was wonderful, and I grew in many ways, both academically and personally. I believe that the one year at TCS had a tremendous impact on my life.  The bridge year provided a terrific transition from high school to college and beyond. I always recall the Clarkson School year with great fondness and it's hard to believe that it was so long ago.

David Huang Name: David T. Huang
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Area of study at the Clarkson School: Engineering
Degree(s) obtained and from where:
-B.S.E., electrical engineering, computer science, math - Duke University (1998)
-M.S., operations research - Georgia Tech (2000)
-M.P.H., decision sciences - Harvard University (2008)
-Ph.D., industrial engineering - Georgia Tech (2008)
Current city of residence: Rockville, Maryland
Current occupation: Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Briefly explain how TCS has impacted your life: My Clarkson School experience was a certainly a catalyst for my subsequent successes, academic and otherwise, as it my expanded my horizons and encouraged me to think outside the box.
Ali Boolani

Name: Ali Boolani
Hometown: Houston, TX
Area of study at the Clarkson School: Undeclared
Degree(s) obtained and from where:
Ph.D. Health and Human Performance, Oklahoma State University, 2009
M.Ed. Health and Human Performance, University of New Orleans, 2005
M.A. International Relations, 2003, B.A. International Relations, Tulane University, 2002
Current city of residence: Edmond, Ok
Current occupation: Assistant Professor
Briefly explain how TCS has impacted your life: I believe that TCS has molded me into who I am today. The experience that I received at TCS drove me to pursue the education that I pursued and changed me in ways that I am just starting to realize. I think academically and emotionally I was unprepared for the rigors of college prior to coming to TCS, however after TCS I found myself not only better prepared academically, but I adjusted much better to college life than if I would have come directly from high school.

Jacob Swain Name: Jacob Swain
Hometown: Jonesboro, Maine
Area of study at the Clarkson School: Digital Arts and Sciences/Math
Degree(s) obtained and from where: Dual degree in digital arts and sciences and math from Clarkson.
Current city of residence: Dover, New Hampshire
Current occupation: Web Developer, CEO of RallyTronics LLC
Briefly explain how TCS has impacted your life: Going to the Clarkson school was the best thing that ever happened to me. It gave me the opportunity to grow and mature in a healthy supportive environment. The Clarkson School was first and foremost a family to me. Everyone cared about everyone. I met my best friends there. Not only did I continue living with them for the rest of my time at Clarkson, but they have been my roommates after graduation as well. The Clarkson School turned me into the man that I am today, and I couldn't be happier.
Adia Griffin Name: Adia Griffin
Hometown: Exeter, NH
Area of study at the Clarkson School: Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
Degree(s) obtained and from where: BS in Engineering Physics w/ Minor in Math from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Current city of residence: Titusville, FL
Current occupation: Fluid Systems Design Engineer at United Space Alliance
Briefly explain how TCS has impacted your life: The Clarkson School was an amazing opportunity for me. It allowed me to get a started on pursuing my career path to Working for the Space Program. I was also able to do Air Force ROTC while I was at TCS though I made the decision to not to continue with AFROTC once I went to Embry-Riddle, I learned a lot, met many wonderful people, and it was another avenue I could have pursued. I made amazing friends at TCS, some of which I have been able to keep in touch with, but because that time was so critical in how we grow as individuals I know they all helped shape who I have become today.
Jill Thiemann Name: Jill L. Thiemann
Hometown: Toms River, NJ
Area of study at the Clarkson School: Liberal Arts
Degree(s) obtained and from where: BS in Economics from Clarkson followed by a JD from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, PA
Current city of residence: Toms River, NJ
Current occupation: Attorney
Briefly explain how TCS has impacted your life: I LOVED my experience as a Schoolie!! I have to say it was probably the most formative 10 months of my life and definitely has had lifelong implications for me. My year at TCS was such a great one that I altered my original plan to transfer out and stayed at Clarkson for 4 years. Now, 25 years after I started my Schoolie year, I am completing my 2 year term as the Clarkson University Alumni Association President. Once a Schoolie, always a Schoolie!