Ari Engelberg ’89, Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives – TSC003

As Head of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Ari Engelberg ’89 focuses on the question, “What will Harvard-Westlake look like 5, 10, 20 years from now?” In this episode, Ari discusses many of those projects, including the River Park campus, faculty cost of living analyses, and how Harvard-Westlake can better commit to a purpose beyond itself. A co-founder of the internet company, Ari also tells the “origin story” of how the company was born in a computer lab at UCLA Anderson. Ari references two Harvard-Westlake educators, Debbie Reed and Steve Marsden, as profound influences, in addition to a former Michigan congressman named Bart Stupak.