Alumni Council Member
Derek graduated from Cal Poly in 2014 with a degree in biology. ASI was a huge part of his ultimate college experience, and he served two years on the ASI Board of Directors from 2011–13 and one year as the ASI chief of staff from 2013–14. Two of his proudest ASI moments were representing the student voice on the Semester Review Task Force and mentoring ASI Executive Cabinet members.
Post-graduation Derek transitioned his science background into a business development role in the chemical industry which took Derek and his wife to Seattle, WA. Derek started at Amazon in May 2017 and enjoys helping startups make the most of the Amazon marketplace via Amazon Launchpad. Since starting at Amazon, he has represented Amazon at events across the USA (including the Cal Poly Hot House), Costa Rica, and China.
Outside of work, Derek enjoys traveling, skiing, cooking, and going to Mariner’s games. His office assistant, Oliver the corgi, has adoring fans that provide him treats and Instagram likes.