highschoogle.com was founded by three hipsters in a basement in New Jersey. Alice, Jack and Pat have known each other socially and professionally for many years. They all have several teens and felt there was an opportunity to create a unique website geared just for high school students. highschoogle was created to provide interesting information on a wide range of topics teens are interested in about high school, life and beyond.
Though no longer teens themselves, they like to act and think like they are.
Alice is a founding partner and responsible for editorial and creative content along with marketing outreach. She has a diverse history of experience writing and marketing for not-for-profits and corporations.
A graduate of Rutgers University, she also has a Masters in media studies from the New School University. Her passions include reading, word games and cities. She has a weakness for HGTV, and dark chocolate. Alice loves working (and living) with teens and dogs. Some of her best memories and friends are from her high school days.
Jack is a founding partner of the company and currently the CEO of GEM Research Solutions, a leading worldwide market research firm. Jack is author of Safe 4 Retirement: The Four Keys to a Safe Retirement. In addition to highschoogle, Jack was instrumental in the launch of Terracycle, which is a leading green company concerned with turning garbage into usable products. It was named the Coolest Start Up in America by Inc. Magazine.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, where he was an offensive lineman for their football team, and Pepperdine University where he was a member of their sun tanning team. Jack enjoys rest, relaxation and fine cigars.
Pat is the founder and chief executive officer of the company. Pat worked on Wall Street before becoming a consultant, he has designed and developed several web based business management applications.
A graduate of East Carolina University and a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He can often be found riding his road or mountain bike, hiking trails or walking his large dogs (rescued & adopted). Pat participates in numerous charity bike rides including a 3 day 270 mile ride from Boston to NY for ALS each summer.
Ryan is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, where he earned a degree in Business. Two years ago Ryan attended a class on qualitative research at the school conducted by Jack Tatar and inquired about an internship with Jack’s company. After interning for two years, after graduation this year, Ryan is now working full time with GEM Research Solutions.
Ryan was an outstanding college soccer player and continues to enjoy the international game.
Eric enjoys writing about film, music and video games. He’s a high school student in New Jersey.
past contributors and interns:
Zack interned with highschoogle.com during his senior year of high school. He is currently at Rutgers University majoring in Digital Media, and Journalism. He has the honor of being highschoogle’s first full time intern and worked on the site prior to its launch helping come up with content and marketing strategies. He credits his work at highschoogle as the inspiration for his college major.
Kevin interned with highschoogle.com during his senior year of high school as part of the work / study program. He is currently at Kean University majoring in business. He was the highschoogle’s second full time intern and worked primarily on conducting surveys for the site. Kevin could often be found walking the halls of high school asking students to participate in one of our surveys.
Tanaz interned with highschoogle.com during her senior year of high school. She is currently at University of Michigan majoring in English. Her highschoogle experience helped Tanaz improve her writing skills and provided an outlet for her to express her opinions. Her favorite high school memory is going to post prom.
Zack Lutz happily spent his time on www.highschoogle.com during his senior year of high school writing the blog that got him there, “Persona Grata”. After his articles got published on the national edition of my.hsj.org, he was overwhelmed with the opportunity to work as the website’s first intern when approached via email by the creator of the highschoogle. Gladly accepting, he began working immediately, and his writing not only went smoothly, but he found a new love: Journalism/Music Journalism. Zack will be attending The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where we will earn his BA in Jazz Performance-Saxophone, and his MA in Arts and Teaching. He will always remember what this website has done for him, and always will be on call if the website needs anything. In fact, it’s one of his favorite high school memories! Special thank you to Alice Borowsky, the woman that made it all happen! You can reach Zack at his personal email address for work opportunities/comments at [email protected]
Irene worked on her school’s paper The Pirate’s Eye from her sophomore to senior year of high school. This helped her gain interest in Journalism and motivated her to intern for highschoogle.com. She is currently majoring in Pharmacy at Rutgers University but hopes to take Journalism classes during her time there as well. Her favorite memory of high school is either of the Disney Senior Trip or of dissecting a fetal pig in Biology. [email protected]