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Ian Graves’ Backstory: A Q&A

By Dallas Galarza

Dallas Galarza interviews Ian Graves. Photo by Russ Moeller

Ian Graves is a new academic counselor at d.tech. He assists students in self-direction, developing plans for academic success, and keeping parents and guardians in the loop. We sat down with Graves to find out more of his backstory.

Q: Where are you from?

I grew up in Boston, Cambridge and Belmont, specifically.

Q: What sports did you play in high school?

I played Football, ice hockey and, rowed crew.

Q: Where did you go to college?

I went to Yale University from 2009-2013. I studied political science. I have always been interested in politics.

Q: Did you play sports in college?

I was on the crew team. We got up early every morning to race boats on a nearby river. It was hard work, but being on the water on a sunny day getting a workout is a great feeling.

Q: Are you still playing any sports?

I play in a men’s street hockey league. Once a year we send a Bay Area all-star team to complete in Las Vegas.

Q: How did you find work at d.tech?

I went to college with Mr. Bolt’s daughter, where we became close friends through a singing group. She introduced me to Mr. Bolt and d.tech. When I found out about d.tech, I was immediately impressed by d.tech’s innovative curriculum. I really like how we do things differently here.

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