2019 Commencement Speaker Announced

2019 Commencement Speaker Announced

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The Sage School is pleased to welcome back alumnus, Ian Marx, as the 2019 Commencement Speaker.

After graduating as a part of The Sage School’s Class of 2011, Ian Marx continued his secondary studies at Boston College High School (‘15; Dorchester, MA).  Ian went on to attend Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) from which he will graduate this June with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Computer Science. During his sophomore year at BC High, Ian fell in love with rowing, a sport that shaped his high school experience and led him to Dartmouth, where he rowed at the Division 1 level for four years. He credits his rowing career for teaching him persistence, grit, and teamwork.

Ian acquired an enthusiasm for languages at Sage through his studies in Spanish with Jennifer Tanner and Latin with David Berger. He went on to study Spanish and Ancient Greek in high school and continued with advanced Spanish courses at the college level. Recently, Ian has renewed this enthusiasm through self-study of the Korean language, and he plans to visit Seoul, South Korea, this summer to engage with Korean culture and improve his language abilities.

Ian looks forward to returning home to Massachusetts after graduation. He is excited to apply his interests in economics and technology in his new role as an Associate Consultant for Topline Strategy Group (Newton, MA). Ian is immensely grateful to Sage for its superb academic environment that prepared him for high school and beyond, and he appreciates how his Sage teachers endlessly nurtured his love for learning. Ian would like to thank Sandra Cordes-Vaughan for her principled, rigorous approach to the humanities; Anne Cadigan for her influential guidance in the Model UN program; and Jennifer Tanner for her friendship and unwavering commitment to her students’ success.