What’s the X to your T-shaped professional profile?

leesean
leesean
May 5, 2016 · 4 min read
  • I used to be a musician. Making music and playing gigs taught me how to tell a story, engage a crowd, and build a community around shared interest. I tap into those experiences and skills today as an whenever I’m getting in front of a classroom of students, a boardroom full of clients, or an auditorium full of conference goers.
  • I am an avid home cook and have a culinary side project called Griot Good with my good friend Sophia Chang. We cook, have fun, make videos, and share recipes. I have gotten into fermentation lately, and started making my own sourdough bread and fermented drinks. My culinary interests also help me hone my skills in storytelling, hosting, and a more holistic understanding of collaboration and harmony with my environment. After all, fermentation is a collaboration between me, the weather, and millions of microbes.
  • My first job out of college was teaching English as a second to Japanese kids in a semi-rural area through the JET Programme. Over the course of three years, I learned to speak fairly fluent Japanese, and how to adapt to a culture different from my own. I use these skills today whenever I am conducting design research with people from diverse communities and cultural backgrounds. Also, having taught elementary school and junior high school students, teaching masters students and coaching business executives is relatively easy.

New Design Firms

Spring 2016, Parsons The New School of Design

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Cofounder @FoossaNYC: I work for and with communities to tell stories, design services, and build new forms of shared value.

New Design Firms

Spring 2016, Parsons The New School of Design