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At Facebook, I apply an expansive thinking and entrepreneurial model to maximize my impact as Facebook Seattle office’s first Research Program Manager.

It can be easy to stay close to the project or problem at hand and divergent thinking can be difficult. I wanted to share some things that have helped me. I’d love to hear your ideas, tips/tricks so feel free to comment in this post.

Here are the ten areas we’ll explore in this note:

  1. Keep meeting new people
  2. Make time to incorporate my “superpowers” into my work
  3. Extracurricular activities
  4. “Everyday I’m hustlin’”
  5. Think beyond the job description


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How a tiny team of Facebook researchers and designers teamed up with the University of Washington to pilot a partnership program.

100% co-authored by Geunbae Lee and Jen Chiu.

In six months, a team of only six Facebook researchers and designers — all with full-time gigs — cultivated a unique academic partnership program that we’re now looking to replicate with other universities. During this time, we generated an academic partnerships pilot roadmap, recruited executive sponsors and university recruiting, and successfully piloted three different programs.

We’re pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we’re not sharing our story (just) to brag. …

Jen Chiu

Member of the human tribe; Diversity & Inclusion at Facebook

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