Meet Laura Oppenheimer, our new Director of Marketing! Laura hails from Palo Alto, California, and attended Palo Alto High School. She then went on to study Political Science at the University of Chicago. In her spare time, she loves solving New York Times crossword puzzles, cooking, baking, exploring restaurants in San Francisco, and working out so she can do more cooking, baking, and dining out. At Quizlet, she will be building out our marketing function to help us reach even more people around the world.
Read on to learn more about Laura:
Quizlet: If you could learn to do anything, what would you learn?
Q: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?
L: I wish I had known in high school that it was all going to work out. I was a very studious high school student and very competitive — I was convinced if I didn't get all A's or take all honors classes, I wouldn't go to a good school, wouldn't get a good job, wouldn't be successful, etc. In retrospect, I wish I would have been a little more generous with myself (and a little less stressed in the process).
Q: What's the most useful thing you've ever learned?
L: Knowing how to cook is incredibly valuable. I love being able to come home, look in the refrigerator, and be able to come up with something delicious to eat for dinner, even if I haven't planned ahead.
Q: What was your favorite subject in high school?
L: Journalism! I was a total newspaper nerd in high school and loved writing and editing for the newspaper.
Q: What's the most interesting article, blog or book you've read recently?
L: I really enjoyed reading Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City, on segregation, class and public schools from the NYT Sunday magazine. As an urban parent of a young child, it touched on a lot of the questions I think about in terms of what we want for our son, for our city, and for our community.