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Our Alumni

Alan Croitoru ‘09, Senior Data Analyst, Agriculture Enthusiast

What warms your heart when you think of your experience at Scheck Hillel?
All the strong bonds that I created with my classmates that have lasted to this day

Share a funny/unique/interested story from your days at Scheck Hillel.
Playing soccer during our lunch breaks will always be a wonderful memory for me.

Was there a teacher who had a positive impact and made you feel special like you could do it all?
Can't pick one! All the teachers I had were wonderful in their own way.

Do you feel like your time at Scheck Hillel had an impact on your adult life and your choices? How so?
Yes, Hillel's focus on Jewish values provided me with guidelines that have helped me navigate challenging environments in my life.

What educational path did you follow?
Columbia University (Degrees in Psychology and Financial Economics) and Washington University in St. Louis (MBA).

What is your current profession and where do you work? How did you come to work in this field?
I am a senior data analyst at a company that imports roses from Colombian farms to the United States. I love the combination of hard quantitative analysis with data and then translating findings into a compelling story that can help the company understand its performance.

What is most rewarding about the work you do? What are you passionate about?
I have always been interested in agricultural businesses, so being able to help farms be successful and thrive is great motivation for me.

Looking back, what advice would you give your 18 year old self?
Always be true to your most important values in life and never compromise on anything that makes you break them.