Fordham University, Bronx, NY, M.A. Economics, Honors
University of Connecticut School of Law, JD
After high school in East Hartford, CT, I worked a few jobs for $1.60/hour. I joined the Air Force and was stationed in Athens, Greece. I learned to speak Greek! (I can’t read or write it at all). Add four years of Spanish and four years of French, and I have all foreign languages mixed on one side of my brain and English on the other.
I had over 90 credits at CCSU before my first Economics class. Economics made perfect sense to me and I stuck with it. Practically starting over and another 50 credits, I graduated with a B.A. in Economics and went to graduate school. At Fordham, I focused on Quantitative Economics and taught Statistics as a graduate assistant. Upon graduation with a M.A. in Economics, I landed a job at Northeast Utilities (Eversource now) promoting energy consumption using statistics. In my free time, I taught Economics at CCSU for four years.
Also in that four years, I married, had two kids and bought a house.
I took a job with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control; this time, I was promoting energy conservation. However, the utility lawyers were more successful thwarting conservation than I was promoting It. I had to find out how to, “think like a lawyer”.
Going part-time at nights and working full-time (plus wife, kids and house), I graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law. I did learn how to think like a lawyer. Yea.
Add another kid, a dog, two cats and a “new” one-hundred-year-old house to keep repaired.
I retired and traded the “This Old House” in Connecticut for a house here in West Dover. With the kids pretty much, “Off the payroll” and few house repairs, I found MSA. Now, I have it all and couldn’t be happier!
P.S. Regarding skiing: On the first day, I asked one of the students what’s the difference between Freestyle and Alpine. Enough said.