Jean is a software program manager by trade who will do anything on a whim. She insists that her quick pace of decision making is due to a keen sense of finding a great opportunity rather than low pain threshold or careless lack of fearing for the unknown.
Her past, great experiences include: changing careers (deliberated for: 1 day), moving 3000 miles from NJ to Seattle (deliberated for: 3 days before buying a ticket), running the Chicago marathon for charity (deliberated for: 0 minutes + 6 long and painful hours that probably would have faired better with training), joining the Mongol Rally, and…have a great idea?
She enjoys her time by travelling somewhere new and visiting with local people. She’s loved everything from telling scary bug stories in the Comarca de Kuna Yala in Panama and dicing onions with no cutting board alongside the native Quechua of Peru to perfecting the fine art of haggling in Beijing (and winning!) and many more.
She also manages to take on as many volunteer projects as possible – from working for CARE in Ayacucho, helping green up the workplace, working as a Washington State CASA, reviewing grant applications, organizing a food drive, transporting cancer patients, candy striping, and…need a spare hand?
With any time left over, she loves to laze around with the people (and dog!) she cares about most, enjoy long, languid dinners and laugh as much as possible…which is, apparently, a lot!