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Zeal for justice led Derek to law school, and animates his interest in helping children from less privileged backgrounds attain educational opportunity. Long international experience refined his interest in helping children throughout the world.

The increasing realization on the part of Americans that the educational system is failing those most in need of educational opportunity, a situation even more stark internationally, is what led him to join the board. The chance to help rectify the situation, by working with hands-on administrators at schools struggling with the indifference towards that failure is a continuing source of inspiration.

Derek brings to the organization technical knowledge from decades of Internet software development, as well as the planning and leadership skills honed from years of executive management experience. Additionally, Derek is an attorney admitted to the bar in New York and California and serves as the organization’s General Counsel.