Greg Priest

I am a PhD candidate in the History of Science at Stanford.  I focus on the history of evolutionary biology and ecology, with a particular interest in Charles Darwin.

Academia is my third career.  I began as a lawyer, serving as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and then representing Silicon Valley technology companies.  I left the law for the software business, first as CFO of a publicly-traded software company, next as founding CEO of a software start-up, and finally as Chairman and CEO of a global, publicly-traded internet education company.

I did my undergraduate work at Princeton and got my law degree at Stanford.  I also have a Masters of Liberal Arts from Stanford.  I am married, have two children and am an avid skier and cook.

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