Also: US Advisor
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Stanford University; M.S. Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM), University of Washington; PhD QERM University of Washington
Bert has had a diverse experience of jobs and anticipates this will be beneficial to teaching high school. After college, he co-founded I.D. Systems Inc, a wireless tracking company, with a friend from Stanford, and led the product development and engineering effort. He later returned to Washington, where he grew up, to get involved in environmental issues. In graduate school, at University of Washington, he studied quantitative ecology, mathematical modeling and spatial statistics, and in particular their application to forestry issues. As part of this, he taught calculus, precalculus and statistics to undergraduates. After graduate school he joined the faculty at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, a business school focused on sustainable business, where he taught Quantitative Methods. He has served on the board and done volunteer work for a variety of environmental non-profits in the Pacific NW. At Eastside Prep, he is eager to share what he knows and hopefully inspire the next generation of mathematical thinkers, leaders and innovators.
When not teaching, he can most likely be found on the ski slope or hiking trail with his family, or reading climate fiction.