Economics and Finance majors, Brighton, England
“I always thought I would work on Wall Street for a big bank. Working for a start-up in San Francisco last summer opened my eyes. Now I have 50 new directions to consider.” In addition to playing varsity soccer at Hartwick, Matt was one of only five students chosen to participate in The Baker Simpson Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program in the Bay area. For 10 weeks, Matt worked for Blackbird Air Charter, a small company he described as the “Uber of private jets.” As one of two summer interns, his job was to help with “business development” and he “gained credibility” in the “first three weeks” by furnishing the company’s new office space.
Assistant Professor of Biology
“I’m an alumna who returned to Hartwick to teach in the Biology Department in 2017. I really loved being a student at Hartwick. I liked the campus, the professors, and the student activities and clubs. Now I feel fortunate that I can give today’s students the same research and learning opportunities that I received. I study environmental microbiology with a focus on extreme environments. My students are working to grow and characterize microbes from the hot springs, fresh water lakes, and the deep ocean.”
Political Science major
M.P.A., Cornell Instititue for Public Affairs
Rob Tracey ’14 works for the New York State Senate as a Legislative Fellow in the Independent Democratic Caucus Finance Office. As a Legislative Fellow for the finance team he prepares reports and background papers on legislative policy issues, works on state and municipal grants, negotiated with Democratic and Republican counterparts during the recent New York State budget negotiations. Most recently, Rob accepted a new position with the NYS Division of Budget. He will work as a budget examiner on the Sales and User Tax Team in Albany, NY.