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Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24, 2020 - Evening Program
OK, Google. What Can Liberal Arts Do for Tech?
Tina Daniels '93 and Varun Puri '16

From CMC to Google: Two perspectives. What role does a liberal arts education play, if any, at a tech company like Google? Tina Daniels '93 from Google and Varun Puri '16, from X, Alphabet's moonshot factory, draw on their vastly different experiences to bust myths about what life on the inside is like. Join them as they ask each other the big questions on topics ranging from moonshot thinking and leadership lessons to free massages and unlimited food.

Tina Daniels ‘93 is director of agency business development, measurement, and analytics for Google. She is a member of the CMC Board of Trustees, the Kravis Leadership Institute Advisory Board, and the Women’s Prison Association & Home in NYC. An economics and government major at CMC, Daniels was editor-in-chief of The Forum, New Student Orientation Chair, and played tennis for CMS. She earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Varun Puri ‘16 is an operations manager for the Free Space Optical Communication project at X, formerly known as Google[X]. The project uses invisible lasers to bring high speed broadband internet to previously unconnected regions of the world. Prior to this, Varun worked on special projects across Alphabet, Google's parent company. At CMC, he was part of the debate and mock trial clubs, a Robert Day scholar, class of 2016 Commencement Speaker and a struggling inner tube water polo player. Puri majored in economics and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

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