I was born in Brooklyn, NY and have been active in the Jewish community all of my life. At twelve, I undertook my first leadership role as president and service officiant of the Junior Congregation at the Kings Highway Jewish Center. As I grew, my desire to pursue science and analysis lead me to a career in engineering.
My work in research and management encompassed communications, satellites, aerospace, wind energy, and telemedicine. I have earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; I was elected to membership in the Engineering Honorary Society, Tau Beta Pi, and the Scientific Research Honorary Society, Sigma Xi. My papers have appeared in numerous technical journals and I’ve been awarded several patents. Because I am an effective public speaker as well as skilled in engineering and management, I have been sought after for presentations and have given addresses around the world, from London, England to Beijing, China, and from Kuopio, Finland to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Throughout my career, I have dedicated to Jewish practice and study.