Looking back, Sycamore has been probably the most powerful influence on my life. Many people get anxiety when they see a problem, but I see an opportunity for simplification. I have Sycamore to thank for this.” – Daniel Jones
I've always liked drawing. It is an important piece of life where you lose track of time. You never know what's going work. You always have to improvise and there are always things you don't expect - - Matt Kroeger
“If you look at my old notes, just everything is filled with drawings on the side,” says Matt Kroeger, a 2003 Sycamore graduate and now a visual design manager for Bottom-Line Performance. “A teacher once caught me doodling and said, ‘Well, that helps people learn.’”
Jonathan Schwartz (’13) is one of the founders and leaders of Every Vote Counts, and in the fall of 2019, he was invited to sit on a panel entitled “Cast Your Vote: How Students are Shaping American Democracy” at the #SpeechMatters event at the University of California. A junior at Yale, Schwartz is pursuing a double major in Economics and Statistics and Data Science as well as an Advanced Language Certificate in Spanish. Yet his education in the classroom is only part of his story. And he credits his experience at Sycamore as a driver in his ability to juggle his classroom education, his extracurricular work, and his desire to push himself to become a leader.