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  •  Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Karen Kaiser

    Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 9:00 AM

    Karen Kaiser is the Assistant Director of Student Life for the Business School’s Graduate Programs. Get to know more about her!

    Where are you from?  
    I was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia but grew up in the Kansas City area, in a suburb called Overland Park.  
    Where did you go to school?  
    I got my Bachelor's Degree in Education at Baylor University in Texas and got my Master's Degree in College Student Development and Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.  
    When did you join the Business School?  
    I've been working at Santa Clara since 2010 but I joined the Business School in January of 2012.  
    What do you like to do on your free time?  
    Spend time with my husband and puppy, travel, play rec softball, read or write poetry, go to the pool/beach, compete in triathlons and other endurance races (running, swim relays, etc.), watch college basketball, do anything outdoorsy...
    What is your favorite book or author?  
    I like anything by Wally Lamb, my favorite book of his is probably "I know this much is true."  But he has a new one out that I haven't read yet - so my answer may change.  :)  I'm also back in grad school again and I'm sort of a nerd, so I like to read Counseling Psychology textbooks too.  
    What is your favorite place to eat?  
    Any place that serves frozen yogurt, which I think counts as a meal all by itself.  
    What is your favorite movie?
    It's a tie between "Love Actually" and "In America"
    Where is your ideal vacation?  
    There's not a vacation spot I'd reject, but I really want to go to Croatia!
    Do you have a favorite quote?  
    Yes, I have lots of them...but "Be the change you wish to see in the world" is one of the best and simplest ones.  
    What are three things people don't know about you?
    I'm left-handed, I swam across Lake Tahoe (in a relay), and I've competed in the International Division of the Highland Games in Scotland.  
  •  Get To Know Your LSB Staff: Alex Paulin

    Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 9:23 AM

    Alex Paulin is the Director of EMBA, AMBA, and MS Programs for the Business School Graduate Programs. Get to know more about him!

    Where are you from? 
    I am originally from Portland, Oregon.
    Where did you go to school? 
    I went to Santa Clara University for my undergraduate and graduate degrees.
    When did you join the Business School? 
    I joined the business school in October 2004.
    What do you like to do with your free time? 
    In my free time I enjoy taking nature/ scenic photos, traveling, running, working out, wine tasting, and cooking.
    What is your favorite book or author? 
    My favorite book is Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
    What is your favorite place to eat? 
    One of my favorite places to eat is Huber's in Portland Oregon (best Spanish Coffees and sandwiches).
    What is your favorite movie? 
    My favorite movie is Happy Feet.
    Where is your ideal vacation? 
    My ideal vacation is visiting a tropical location and splitting my time between relaxing on the beach and exploring local restaurants and shops.
    Do you have a favorite quote? 
    One of my favorite quotes is "Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind" by Bernard Baruch.
    What are three things people don’t know about you? 
    Three things people probably don't know about me are:
    1. I really enjoy deep sea fishing
    2. I can sing classical music in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Latin, and Hebrew
    3. I'm left handed but I can write with both hands and throw a baseball with my right hand.
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