Before joining Kipsu, I was a materials scientist and chemist. I did research and development on a wide variety of materials and products - ranging from engines to biopolymers.
Outside of work, I enjoy bouldering, camping, kayaking, biking, and puzzle/strategy games. Canoeing and portaging through the BWCA is my favorite getaway.
Both the mission and the culture drew me to Kipsu. Technology has allowed us to eliminate many processes that once required face-to-face contact. Kipsu reinserts the personal interactions we crave without compromising the efficiency and efficacy of a business model.
I also really enjoyed being able to talk to multiple people across multiple teams. I felt like I was able to get a great understanding of the culture and how I would fit in.
I noticed that there is a huge focus on sharing knowledge. People have their specialities, but they're more than happy to set aside time to share what they know and collaborate on challenges.
Coming in on the CSTR path to Engineering, I'm interested in seeing the issues our customers are focused on and how I can improve their experience. I enjoy improving product efficiency and usability, so interacting with both the internal team and the external customer-partners is a really interesting place to be.
My favorite core value is "Go Beyond Together". We spend so much of our time working toward the same goals and facing the same problems. Actively maintaining a strong team mindset can make all the difference. Going Beyond Together simplifies the problems and amplifies the successes.
The Dalai Lama (sorry Elon, you were a close second). There is a world of insight, culture, and wisdom to be had from that conversation.
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