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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Loann Camden

June 29, 2016

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Loann Camden – UncommonGoods Junior Graphic Designer, Creative

My hometown…
I was raised in Camden, New Jersey.

I’m inspired by…
When I was 10 years old, I got to go to a school field trip to DC. We got to see the White House, the Vietnam Memorial, and the Smithsonian Museum. That is when I fell in love with art and history. Later I learned that I wanted to be more creative than just learning about it, so I became a graphic designer.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’m skilled in general cooking. Since I used to live in Texas, I’m very knowledgeable about most things BBQ.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Randy Clinton

June 23, 2016

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Randy Clinton – UncommonGoods Data Analyst, Analytics Team

My hometown…
Livonia, Michigan

I’m inspired by…
Stories of people succeeding through hard work: Louis CK changing his entire act, Bill Gates poking at a computer over the summer as a middle school student, Dennis Rodman running for an hour on a treadmill after games and any other example of people working hard.

I would like someone (maybe me) to invent…
An earpiece that translates a language into your ear in real time. It’d open global travel to a completely different experience for people who don’t have the time to learn a new language before visiting a new place and change the relationship between medical and humanitarian mission personnel and the people being helped.

If I could meet anyone, living or not, I would choose…
Thomas Jefferson. I’d want to know when he thought the revolution would be won and what he expected the country to look like. Then I’d give him an update on how things have been going for the past 200 years and see where the conversation went from there.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Walking around someplace new and taking photos or trying to learn something.

The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen is…
The night sky with a full moon and dotted with stars far away from any Earthly light source that would pollute the sky. The moon was so bright it cast shadows on the ground.

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Commission the building of a time machine/sports car, go into the future, buy a sports almanac, travel back in time, and hand it to my old self. A sports almanac contains the scores and details about every game. Besides betting on just who wins, there’s a ton of smaller bets on things like number of points scored in the game, who scores first, etc…
It’d probably require a nuclear powered energy source but, in an effort to be environmentally friendly, I’d want to explore using garbage instead. I’ve seen this work before. 

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Danny Bui

March 16, 2016

Danny Bui | UncommonGoodsDanny Bui – UncommonGoods Software Developer, Technology

My hometown…
Brooklyn NY.

I’m inspired by…
Creativity and how people express themselves through various works of art.

Something that always makes me laugh…
My friends. We have our own little circle and each person brings their own type of humor to the table.

My favorite place to eat in New York City is…
Ramen Thukpa. They have some really tasty ramen. It’s a small little place but I’m always happy when I go there.

In other galaxies, I believe there is/are…
Hyper intelligent beings capable of visiting us. It’s just that we aren’t ready for them. Like Star Trek. 🙂

If I could become an expert on one thing that I’m not already, it would be…
Breakdancing. I like all the flares and tricks they can do.

The cheesiest thing I’ve ever loved is/was…
My middle school crush… who is now my girlfriend. 🙂

An uncommon fact about me…
I used to be an MC at a festival panel. I had to perform on stage and also rile up the crowd to motivate the participants.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Sharon Santana

March 2, 2016

Sharon Santana | UncommonGoodsSharon Santana – UncommonGoods Operations Team Lead

My hometown is…
Brooklyn, New York.

I’m inspired by…
My own children, how full they make my heart. And they make me want to be a better woman.

An uncommon fact about me…
I love to participate in obstacle races but I am a terrible runner.

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