10-second bio: Michael Waldman, maker of genuine Brooklyn egg creams
Name: Michael Waldman
Title: Customer Service Manager
Department/Unit: Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC)
Location: 5th floor, Kaiser
When I started working at UCOP: March 1998
What I do for UCOP in five words or less: Help employees/retirees access benefits
Best part about working for OP: I get to educate people and learn new things on a daily basis. No two days are alike, and every day brings new challenges.
Something you don’t know about me: I learned to make some of the best egg creams in New York while working in my father’s luncheonette in Brooklyn. Egg creams are unique to New York and, interestingly, have neither eggs nor cream in them.
One weird fact about the town I grew up in: While Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs in New York City, it originally consisted of six separate Dutch towns founded during the mid-1600s: Gravesend, Breuckelen (present-day Brooklyn), New Amersfoort (present-day Flatlands), Midwout (present-day Flatbush), New Utrecht and Boswijck (present-day Bushwick).
If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now) I would be: A celebrity chef