Meet our New Board Members: Keith O. Hunter and Scott Rubin
As 826 Valencia has grown from a single namesake storefront and writing center in the Mission, to serving thousands of students all across San Francisco from three Centers (Mission, Tenderloin and Mission Bay), we are excited to welcome two new members to our expanded Executive Board: Keith O. Hunter and Scott Rubin.
Keith Hunter is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco where he teaches courses dealing with the structural, psychological and sociological aspects of management and leadership. Having partnered with 826 Valencia many times in his courses, he is also a strong advocate for community engaged learning and social justice at USF. Hunter is also a US Navy veteran whose six years of service included leadership in firefighting, radiological incident response, and shipboard engineering operations. After completing his military service, he pursued a career in software, earning undergraduate and Masters degrees in computer science. At Sandia National Laboratories, Hunter worked on research projects in evolutionary computation and agent based simulation before attending Carnegie Mellon University to obtain his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Management. Dr. Hunter is passionate about expanding opportunity and empowering people to help make the world a better place.
Scott Rubin leads brand, marketing, and communications for Lux Capital, a venture capital firm investing in frontier technology at all stages of growth. Previously, Scott held multiple roles in public policy, communications, and marketing at Google, Andreesen Horowitz, and Atlassian. Scott earned his AB at Harvard University, with a concentration in Literature and a (very unofficial) secondary focus in Primate Anthropology. He received his MA from The Writing Seminars (Fiction) at Johns Hopkins University. He is the co-author of In Every Tongue, a book exploring the intersection of race and religion. When he’s not at his desk, Scott keeps bees and grows apples, pears, plums, and figs at Lazy Dog Farm, his century-old family farm in Sonoma County, CA.