Celebrating Our Kipsu Mothers!

 

Happy Mother's Day from Kipsu to you! We wanted to celebrate this special day by highlighting one of our amazing Kipsu moms, Victoria Schanen. Victoria has been at Kipsu for almost one year and leads our recruiting and development efforts. She has two children, Lamont and Vincent, who enjoy catching bugs, fishing, and pranking each other.  They are also wonderful colorers- moreover, the whole Kipsu team gets to enjoy their fun artwork hanging around Victoria's office! To celebrate such a great mother and teammate, we asked Victoria to answer a few questions about what it is like being a mother while also working on the Kipsu Executive team.

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Sarah Cooke Joins Kipsu!

 

Kipsu recently welcomed Sarah Cooke to our Customer Success team. Prior to joining us, Sarah graduated from Prime Digital Academy. Before that, she spent four years working for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. Sarah plays bass trombone and has been a regular pit orchestra member of the Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company the last four years. We're excited to have Sarah a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far, this is what she had to say.

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Kipsu Welcomes 50th Team Member

 

Celebrate with us as we officially welcome our 50th Kipsuvian to the team! Our Minnesota-based team has tripled in size since 2016 and is thrilled to cross the 50th team member threshold.

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Keisha Josephs Joins Kipsu!

 

Kipsu recently welcomed Keisha Josephs to our Customer Success team. Prior to joining us, Keisha, a New York native, lived in Tucson, AZ for nine years while attending graduate school for Linguistics. She specialized in working with endangered Native American languages, specifically the language of her own tribal community, Kalinago. In 2015, Keisha moved from Tucson to Minneapolis to attend Prime Digital Academy where she was certified in Full-Stack Javascript development. We're excited to have Keisha a part of the Kipsu team and asked her to chat about her experience at Kipsu so far, this is what she had to say.

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Volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland

 

Every quarter, Kipsu spends a day volunteering in order to give back to the community. This quarter, we decided to volunteer at Second Harvest Heartland, which is one of the nation’s largest hunger relief organizations. Second Harvest Heartland is a food bank that collects food from farmers, hotels, restaurants, manufacturers, and others so that food can be packed and delivered to their agency partners such as shelters, after-school programs, soup kitchens, and food pantries. Agencies like these then provide a place for children, parents, and seniors to have access to food.

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Justin LeFurjah Joins Kipsu!

 Kipsu recently welcomed Justin LeFurjah to our Engineering team. Prior to joining us, Justin lived in Norway for four years where he owned his own business doing Norwegian-English translation and brochureware sites. During that time, he also learned software engineering through classes at the University of Bergen. We're excited to watch him apply his universal expertise in software engineering at Kipsu.When we flagged down Justin to chat about his experience at Kipsu so far, this is what he had to say.

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