Congrats to former TechCrunch co-editor Alexia Tsotsis on graduating from Stanford

Today, the former co-editor of TechCrunch, Alexia Tsotsis, is graduating from Stanford’s MSx program at the Graduate School of Business. She’s coming away with a Master of Science degree in business — and she did it in a year.

I’ll always remember her as a fantastic work partner who was the yin to my yang. A person who would not hold back from telling you difficult truths, but who would also go to bat for you when the world came down on your shoulders. I talked to lots of potential workplaces before I came to TC and Alexia (and Eric Eldon) were the only people who drove three hours to my home town just to chat and have dinner — months before actually hiring me.

That achievement is just a piece of paper, telling her that she can do the things that all of us at TechCrunch already knew she was capable of. But we’re proud of her anyway. The whole TechCrunch team knows Alexia as a brilliant writer with a sharp analytical mind and a worldview that is wonderfully left of center, allowing her to see things in a way that no one else could. Ambitious, strong and self-made — and now a graduate of Stanford.

I look forward to her time as the CEO of Verizon. Congrats, Alexia.