Development and Operations Associate
Rick Takeuchi joined FCE in March 2020 as the Development & Operations Associate. Rick is originally from Palo Alto, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2019, receiving his B.S. in Biology. During his undergrad, he was involved in the Student Union Assembly, where he promoted public health initiatives on mental health, housing services, environmental policies, and health insurance systems. He was also involved in founding Best Buddies chapter at UC Santa Cruz, been actively engaged in Cowell College Senate, and tutored chemistry privately. Before joining FCE, he worked with students from South Bay and Santa Cruz as a Substitute teacher, and empowering them to become active learners. His interests include data analytics, science education, and public health policy. As Paly alumni, Rick is passionate about mentoring students in his community to access and thrive in higher education.