Back to Work

After a ten-year hiatus, I have re-entered the work force with a job as a Senior Software Engineer at Tableau Software.

After taking three years off to deal with the issues of my son Spencer’s Leukemia, I became a stay-at-home dad for another seven years until Jacob, my youngest, subtly let me know that I was no longer needed to help him deal with the rigors of daytime life and that being around for sports and carpools would be sufficient. By happenstance, an old diving buddy invited me to a recruiting event at Tableau Software. I mostly attended for the social time, but fell in love with the Data Visualization aspects of Tableau’s Business Intelligence product. I immediately started using it for analyzing a bunch of data sets I have on cancer incidence and survivorship. When the call came from the recruiter inviting me to Seattle to interview, I jumped at the chance and wound up accepting a position taking me back to the roots of what I truly love: working hands on writing and fixing software. The job is here in Austin, TX, and I will be heading up to Seattle 3-5 times a year to work with the rest of my team.

Rob Sartin


Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

There are Deerfield Clubs in many major American cities. Please visit here for more information on specific clubs and their sponsored events. 

Of course! Be sure to read the latest issue of From Albany Road in your email’s in-box for current news of what is happening on campus. As we also send out periodic invitations, it’s always best to make sure we have your current physical address. And if you do plan on visiting campus, why not tell us ahead of time?

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Deerfield, MA 01342