Garret Autera ‘18 and the snowboarding team shredding some gnar on the quad! #getoutside #truthandcourage
Dublin Winter snow management in the old days
Intrepid hikers in the Whites.
Matthew Real ’03 is the Vice President at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. who runs their wealth management offices in Maine and New Hampshire. He is focused on promoting innovation in financial services, and challenging the status quo on behalf of the individual investor. Matt completed his undergraduate work at Southern New Hampshire University in International Business. He also received an MBA in Management, and Masters in Financial Planning from Bentley University. Creating a workplace that promotes diverse perspectives, and allows his team to accomplish things they may not have thought possible is something he is passionate about. This comes from his belief that it is the leader’s role to serve the team and those who are stakeholders in the success of the team.
This leadership philosophy is heavily influenced by the experiences he had at Dublin. Matt’s best friends at Dublin were from diverse backgrounds and locations around the world. Matt also enjoyed leadership opportunities at Dublin such as Proctor, Class President, and Captain of the Soccer and Basketball teams. These experiences gave him the opportunity to learn leadership skills that serve him in his life and career today.
Matt encourages all Dublin students, and the broader Dublin community to consider that you can lead positive change in your community or workplace without having any formal authority or a leadership title. “Not everywhere will you find the tolerance, diversity, truth, and courage you found at Dublin. It’s our responsibility to bring those Dublin virtues with us wherever we go.” Today Matt resides in Bedford, NH with his wife Jacqueline, and son Matthew Jr.
Sunrise hike on Monadnock
Classic Dublin winter sunset
Zoe Hewitt signing Commitment Letter to row at D1 Virginia. Go Cavaliers!
Be sure to thank James Kirk, class of ’08, the next time you select a playlist to work out to at the gym. “I help Spotify build systems that learn how people enjoy music” he says, and then “…use that knowledge to automatically create fun, satisfying listener experiences”. After graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, James moved to Boston where he started working at Spotify as a machine learning engineer. Questions concerning ethics and privacy take up a lot of his time at work. “The tools we have are more powerful than ever before, and companies are collecting more data from more areas of people's lives than ever before”. Are we being honest and clear with our users about what we know? Does the data we collect benefit our users, or does it only benefit us? “This means that, as someone who builds these AI systems, everything I do is steeped in questions of ethics and these questions rarely have clear answers”. Dublin taught him to be critical and honest with himself. “We would all be better off with some more Truth from groups that collect our private information and, from inside those groups, it can take serious Courage to speak up when the group's actions might not be in the best interests of the people who trust us”. These Dublin values are, and must be, woven into everything we do. #dsalumnispotlight #truthandcourage
End of the semester art performances.
Senior Day victory
First snowmaking at the top of the Norm Wight Ski Area