Pat is a retired technology marketing and government affairs executive. She was born in Southern California and lived in Redwood City for 30 years prior to retiring to Marin County. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with a BA in Political Science and received her MBA from Pepperdine University. She served as an aide to U.S. Senator John Tunney, D-CA; as director of Communications & Marketing Support at Tandem Computers; and as vice president, Corporate & Government Affairs at Electronic Arts. Pat says being a Sequoia Awards Board member for more than 20 years has been the most rewarding and inspiring experience of her volunteer work. “Meeting these young leaders of tomorrow gives me renewed hope for our country’s future,” she said.