Michaela Lobel

I wasn’t able to attend college, however, being a true Gemini, I acquired an impressive education working with extraordinary people in environments as diverse as arts and science. I hungrily absorbed all I could, enriched by a creative atmosphere in making good ideas come true.

Many of these bright talented individuals came from repressive dictatorial countries. For the first time, they had the freedom to voice political dissent. I still hold dear how effortlessly blended were our working lives and our social lives. We still found time to fight for civil rights, women’s rights, the AIDS crisis and political change.

My experiences are singularly unforgettable. I believe there was a magical common thread stitched through it all. It was not about what I worked on but whom I worked with.

If you love your job you’ll never work a day in your life.