Dirk Vanderlaan

Google / San Francisco, CA

A Bay Area native, Dirk served in the Air Force from 2005-2009 as a KC-135 Inflight Refueling Specialist. After spending four years flying missions from Okinawa, Hawaii, Wake Island, the Azores, UK, Turkey, Qatar, and Kyrgyzstan, and serving four deployments supporting aircraft over Afghanistan Dirk made his way to New York City to use his Post 9/11 GI Bill and better understand the events and community of which he had been a part.

After completing his degree in Political Science at Columbia University, Dirk stayed on as an Admissions Manager for its School of General Studies, guiding fellow adult and military veteran students through the competitive college application process. He recently transitioned into a staffing position in Silicon Valley, and is excited to join FourBlock San Francisco for its Spring 2018 class.

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