Jeremy Curtin is our first alumni spotlight living overseas. Jeremy’s advice to current Winchester High School students is to take a chance, which has served him well since moving from the United States in 2003. Jeremy has worked and lived all over Europe. Now, he and his wife are raising their twin boys in Ireland.
What are you doing now? Where are you currently living?
I am currently back living in Ireland after several years working in Holland, Belgium, and London. I moved to Ireland initially in 2003 after meeting my now wife who was an Irish expat living in Boston. I work for one of the banks within Ireland as the head of Digital User Experience and have become an avid following of Irish rugby as the Pats are usually not on until 2 a.m.
What connection, if any, do you still have to WHS or the community?
I still keep in touch with a lot of my friends from back in school although not as often as I would like. We have traditionally tried to get back to Boston once a year but have missed the chance in the last year or two. I have twin teenage boys who have been fortunate enough to have now been to Boston 11 times since they were born so they continue to keep the connection alive through the relationships that they have with their cousins and extended family.
Was there a favorite moment, person or experience at WHS that you remember that has helped you find your passions or reach your goals?
When I look back at my days in WHS I always remember Mrs. Borsari and studying the Spanish language and the associated culture. I believe that this was what drove my desire to travel and see the world. I have been fortunate enough to experience many of the elements of foreign culture that I learned about back then.
What was the path you took to get where you are today?
I have run the gamut from a professional experience perspective starting out in the world of customer care and call centers until this digital world took hold and opened up a whole world of opportunities. I was lucky enough to have some people in my career who supported me in learning and being a part of the digital revolution.
Is there insight or advice you can share with current students?
The one thing that I would share with current students is to never hesitate to take a chance. Learn and make mistakes when you are starting out as these will form a strong foundation as you continue to learn and evolve.
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