Popovich Hall

Coming at you like a freight train

I had the pleasure of visiting the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business this weekend for the admitted students weekend.  I went to LA expecting no time to hang out with my friends and all day of MBA stuff and I definitely wasn’t disappointed.  Kudos to the Admissions Ambassadors for putting together such an awesome event!

… There was so much over the past two days that I have to recompile what happened by looking at the schedule and by looking at the @USCFTMBA13 tweets …

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Capital Hearts for Japan

Capital Hearts & Hope for Japan

Over March 25 and 26, two events were held here in Washington, D.C. to benefit the survivors of the recent Japan Earthquake & Tsunami.  Both the events were co-hosted by a plethora of groups across the DMV area.  I had the pleasure of working closely with the organizers of both events and being able to see first-hand how relief fundraisers can come together in a weeks time.  One of the things that I took away from this was how incredibly fast people can work to set up an event when they’re united behind a cause. It’s really incredible that within a week the events were able to draw support ranging from the Japanese Embassy to student groups at the University of Maryland.

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Ditch in Richmond

Twists and Turns

“I’ve often wondered at how lives are shaped by what seem like small and inconsequential events, how an apparently random turn in the road can lead you a long way from where you intended to go – and a long way from wherever you expected to go.”

An American Life: The Autobiography by Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s biography has been nothing short of inspiring thus far.  The book opens with the above quote, a quote that I think runs true in my life.  I too have been affected by small and seemingly inconsequential events. The belief that small twists and turns in life can lead to great things keeps the optimistic spirit within me burning.

NOAA Tsunami Propagation

Lambda Phi Epsilon Japan Relief Fund

Please forward to those who you think will be willing to help.

To the Brothers of Lambda Phi Epsilon,

The terrifying news of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011 in Japan has shocked everyone by surprise. Videos and pictures of the horrendous aftermath are depicted all over the media. The catastrophic tsunami waves swept across the Northern coast of Japan and destroyed houses, lives, and people’s dreams. It’s been declared as one of the most destructive natural disasters in the history. As of now, the death toll has reached over two thousand people and the total is expected to surpass tens of thousands, but the damages to the hearts and souls of all those who are affected is immeasurable. The pain and suffering of the victims can be felt all the way across the Pacific in United States.
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D.C. Health 2.0 STAT Logo

Revolutionizing Data Access: HealthData.gov

Check out my talk on HealthData.gov at the D.C. Health 2.0 STAT event this February!

As Todd Park, the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services writes on the inaugural blog post, “HealthData.gov is a one-stop resource for the growing ecosystem of innovators who are turning data into new applications, services, and insights that can help improve health.”

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