My friend, Jessamyn Lau is featured on Ionpoverty.tv. Jessamyn is the Program Leader of the Peery Foundation, a family foundation that invests in social entrepreneurs and leading organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world.
Ionpoverty.tv is an online video series for young folks seeking careers in economic opportunity and justice work. Hosted by Jonthan Lewis, the videos are candid conversations with accomplished social entrepreneurs, called Pathfinders.
Jessamyn speaks honestly and eloquently about her non-traditional academic and career path. As the current Program Leader at the Peery Foundation, Jessamyn proves that hard work and calculated risks truly can pay off. Jessamyn’s undergrad degree in Art is not exactly what you’d call the ideal foundation for an MBA, but she persevered and faced her fears all the way to graduation. Her “checkered career” includes everything from waitressing to teaching in China, and we think you’ll love hearing about every minute of it!