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Edward Bailey
Alumnus, 2001
Mountain View, California
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Edward Bailey

Passion incorporated.

Alumnus, 2001
Mountain View, California


Every day, Edward Bailey lives his passion—opening doors to opportunity for others. As both the manager of talent and outreach programs at Google Inc. and the president of the board of trustees for the Mountain View Whisman School District in Mountain View, California, he helps empower people to realize their potential—whether he’s recruiting employees, helping the school district make decisions, or working with K–12 outreach programs.

“I tried to build a career that focuses on passion,” says Bailey. “One of my passions is really helping people to find opportunities that are appropriate for them and opening doors.”

Whether in the Google offices or in public education, Bailey says success requires diversity of thought. That’s why he surrounds himself with people who think about the world from all points of view and who bring to the table a variety of ideas, different kinds of energy, and—of course—passion.