School: Cleveland (Commerce)
Sport Played: Wrestling
High School Honors: 4 Wrestling letters, PIL Champion at 115 lbs. as a Junior and 123 lbs. as a Senior; outstanding wrestler of the PIL tourney as a Senior. State Champion as a Senior at 123 lbs.
Senior Class Vice President; member National Honor Society. Senior Class "Most Likely to Succeed." Inducted into the Cleveland Hall of Fame in 2011.
Post High School Career: Bachelor and Juris Doctor Degrees Magna Cum Laude at Harvard University. Research Associate at the London School of Economics. Served as Chief of the Development Law Service, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations from 1988 to 2004. Serves as a legal counsel before international administrative tribunals and a consultant on agricultural, environmental, fisheries and forestry laws, working from Rome, Italy. He speaks French and Italian and has a reading knowledge of Spanish and Portuguese.