Beyond Northwest: How the Liberal Arts Prepare you for a Career in Technology

TECHNOLOGY INTERSECTS with our lives and businesses in exciting new ways and creating new tech focused career opportunities in a myriad of industries. A liberal arts education, such as The Northwest School's program — grounded in social justice, sustainability and global community — can give you an edge and a unique perspective in careers with a technical focus or at technology companies.

A panel of Northwest parents and alumni who work in technology discuss how a liberal arts education builds a foundation essential to effective work in the tech industries, followed by Q&A. Recorded April 23, 2024.


  • C.Y. Lee, Northwest parent; co-founder & CEO, Music Nerd
  • Juge Gregg, Northwest parent; attorney and strategic advisor on sustainability, climate change, ESG and environmental law. Partner at Crowell & Moring.
  • Dara Pressley, ’89 alum, product and experience strategist, partner at ICF Next
  • Max Tung, ’14 alum, software development engineer, Amazon Web Services
  • Marianna Wickman, Northwest parent; director of User Experience at Google
  • Jeremiah Wilton, Northwest parent; senior principal engineer, Amazon Web Services; genetic genealogist

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