That's Barbecue!

by Cynthia Sharpe '94

"There is something in all of the jobs out there and all of the paths out there and it’s so so so easy to get into the headspace of “but I went to X school, I should be doing more, I should be doing something else, I should be owning the company, I should be a CEO, I should be on the board, I should be doing all these other things. No. You should be doing what meets your base pyramid of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and bonus points if it brings you joy and puts a smile on your face." 

Cynthia Sharpe '94 lives in Overland Park, KS. Her work focuses on storytelling and guest experiences (think designing theme parks) and she talks about her responsibility in the industry for supporting new voices and challenging old narratives. We also dive into her community engagement work with local robotics and the importance of owning your own story.

Interview is part of the on-the-road 'We the Purple' Williams College alumni conversations held during Ephs on the Mooove in July 2021. Explore more conversations. 'We the Purple' concept and flags designed and donated by Penny Brewer '76, inspired initially as part of the class of 1976's 35th reunion celebration in 2010. 

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