My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
7/10. Academic pressures, not feeling completely understood by friends, but generally a good time.
Grades in high school
Visual Arts, English, Computer Science / Engineering / Technical
PE, no hand eye coordination which made it stressful.
Cultural / Language
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
Architecture and art history
Post-graduate education or training
Harvard graduate school of design
Places lived in US
Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts
Places lived outside the US
Current occupations / past occupations
Industries I've worked in
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (e.g. Law, Accounting, Interior Design, Graphic Design, R&D, PR, Advertising, etc.)
- Retail Trade
Did your education prepare you for your career or occupation?
Has your education or career/occupation trajectory ever changed? How?
Yes, considered fashion, did PR internships, then back to architecture
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
Doing what I love, working hard at it every day, and realizing that I've grown by making mistakes.
My definition of success has changed over time.
I don't associate success with (quick) fame or money, and have found that by just doing what I've described aa my idea of success, have found that the recognition and rewards are coming and feel that they are deserved.
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Working on the seed of an idea (with a friend from high school actually), starting over 2 years ago, that we've been making slow but real steps to realize.
My biggest mistake or regret so far and what I’ve learned from it
Partying too much in my 20s, spending time on things or with people that weren't productive or worthwhile. I've learned to value my time and energies and to spend them on and with people I share interests with, can grow with, and learn from.
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
My mom got sick when I graduated from grad school and what was supposed to be a 3 month break at home ended up being 2 years - and resulted in my staying in CA which was unexpected considering my goals at the time (but now a happy turn of events).
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