Author: Maika

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

March 30, 2018

This spring break, instead of jetting across the world, I decided to stay and volunteer for one of Stanford’s ‘Alternative Spring Break’ programs. In collaboration with VIA, Volunteers in Asia, the Design Thinking for Social Innovation program worked with 14 exchange students from various Japanese Universities to tackle sustainability issues in the Bay Area. My…

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A 15,000 ft. Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

What is something you’ve always wanted to do? Look to your bucket list, or the things that you’ve said, “I’ll do that someday,” without ever considering when ‘someday’ may be. Why haven’t you done it yet? For me, that was skydiving. Always the thrill-seeker, it’s something that was added to my list of desires very…

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Monthly Challenges 2018

January 1, 2018

Happy New Year! 2017 is over, and whether you had a great year, or couldn’t wait for it to end, we have a new chapter to look forward to. Yesterday looked a lot like today, and the only thing that really changes is the -18 and taxes, but having this annual reset is a great…

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Three Stones

December 14, 2017

While on tour with Cirque Du Soleil in Japan, I spent one day off with an incredible team to work on this project. Here is the link to the video: THREE STONES Please share on social media and beyond. The press release is below: Screen captures and staff credits:   — Staff Credit Production by…

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