Design and Community

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Aron Chang '05 is an urban designer and educator based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He works on community-based planning and design models for water infrastructure, resilience, and climate adaptation. Aron shares his journey as an architect, playing basketball with strangers, and using the support system he's been afforded to pay it forward. Continue reading »


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April King '04 lives in Sherman Oaks, CA and works in the entertainment industry as a talent agent. With her fierce confidence, she talks about the journey in the industry, coming from the Caribbean, and becoming a mom again during the pandemic. Continue reading »

A Home on Wheels

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Dave Ramsay '09 and Matt Felser '09 founded Dave and Matt Vans in Gypsum, CO where they design, build, rent and sell affordable camper vans you can live in (like Nelly but mini!). Listen as they share their journeys from finance and education respectively to running a rapidly growing Van Life business. Continue reading »

Redefining Success

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Eze Redwood '06 calls Kansas City home. He helps small and mid-sized companies with marketing needs as VP of Lillian James Creative and also helps run two Wings Cafe restaurant locations. We talked about what success means to him, finding your passions, taking risks, and empowering others in his community. Continue reading »

Taking a Chance

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Caroline Fan '03 and Kevin Hsueh '03 live just outside of St. Louis. Caroline is a startup consultant, community organizer, and founding President of the Missouri Asian American Youth Foundation. Kevin is an infectious disease doctor and faculty member at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They share some of their community work, joys of gardening, introduced us to their dog Pixie, and talked about how journeys have failures and that is ok. Continue reading »

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