A self-made internship in response to losing a corporate internship due to COVID-19. The goal is self-discovery, building real-world skills, and genuine connection and learning from others.
Here you will find a variety of interviews with CEOS, artists, innovators, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs - many who have embraced unconventional path-finding. Listen and learn from leaders in the industry that fascinates you and from individuals who have a compelling story to tell.
Despite some real challenges that COVID-19 has brought all of us, it has also created some real unexpected opportunities. TEDx San Luis Obispo hosted their very first virtual event and I was asked to speak to my journey of unconventional path-finding this past summer. In the talk I explain how I built SUMMR 2020 and how YOU can do the same thing with 0$ and some real grit.
Ethic Marketplace aims to further the movement of conscious consumerism by streamlining the way people purchase sustainable products. Ethic Marketplace is an online platform that makes it easier for consumers to buy everyday products and provides them with a sense of comfort and pride in knowing that their purchase is bettering people and the planet.
Hurry up to Relax is an experimentation towards bringing together two seemingly incompatible things: speed and reflection. Often when we think of a place to bring about reflection we think of quiet places of solitude. What is often overlooked as a solution towards processing stress and bringing a sense of peace is kinesthetic movement and the manipulation of light. Just as people go running or take a long drive to process the day, we can use light, speed, and connection as elements for processing our everyday lives. I designed a meditative space that elicits self reflection while students are walking from class to class.
Between the 90 and the 405 is an experimental narrative towards the disconnect from those who live in the city, and the homeless. The network of highways create a natural center to the city that could be utilized as a place of connection and experimentation. The exploration of this concept can be seen in my deep investigation of circulation throughout the site and implementation of biomimicry.
Why? Because to me, things that don’t conventionally work together are some of the most interesting and radical combinations. For the past three years, I have navigated college equipped with both a directional and disciplined plan, as well as an open-mind and a creative, free-spirit towards new and exciting experiences.
My appetency for long nights and caffeine ultimately led me to none other than the world of entrepreneurship. In the summer of 2019 I co-founded my first start up, Ethic. With a dream to “make it easier to buy good” my team and I were awarded $10,000 dollars and extensive mentorship to build out our company. During this time I got my mini MBA learning about all aspects of business and product development as well as cultivating myself as a leader and a creative thinker. Now I am creating my own summer internship, SUMMR 2020, after loosing a corporate experience from COVID-19. I using this time to connect with innovative leaders and learn how they challenge the conventional.