Your NameJaclyn Ting
Cohort AssignmentAmericas with In-Person Intensive in Boston 2023
1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?

My primary work is working in finance and operations.

2. What role do you see as yours to play?

Given my background in finance and operations, I see my role as spearheading projects and managing budgets and stakeholders.

3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?

Though I see myself as working mostly in tech companies, I would like to move into the 'green' space (even if it is just climate tech, or climate-driven companies), but ideally for a nature-based design studio.

4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?

I am constantly striving for balance in my life - putting equal measures of energy and dedication into work, my relationships, health and self-care.

5. And for professional growth?

I would like to grow my understanding of the regenerative framework, learn from indigenous practices, learn more about biomimicry (and try to develop to the best of my ability a technical understanding of it despite my lack of a biology background). I would also like learn about design thinking and applications.

6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?

I've mostly invested in developing my skills in the realm of finance and data: becoming a CPA, learning various tools and SQL, etc.
As far as regenerative thinking goes, I've done a bit of reading in the space: "Flourish", "Biomimicry", "Lo-TEK", "Permaculture" to name a few...

7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?

Productivity: Tim Ferriss
Food and the mind: Michael Pollan
Regenerative thinking and biomimicry: Michael Pawlyn
Personal relationships: Esther Perel, Terrence Real
Organizations: Adam Grant, Ray Dalio
Tech and current events: Kara Swisher, Scott Galloway

8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?

I'm very much influenced by my mother, who was a refugee from Vietnam. She was extremely frugal and didn't waste anything and taught me how everything is interconnected and to respect nature, and so I've always held a whole systems approach to life and the world. I see how everything is connected, and nothing can ever be considered in a vacuum. I see humans as carrying a great responsibility in this interconnection of things, which for the most part we have been quite good at ignoring, to our own (and everything else's) detriment.

Date CreatedApril 19, 2023