We’re a team with a diverse set of skills, beliefs and passions, united in our mission to reenergize public participation in democracy. This post is part of a staff spotlight series where you’ll get to know more about our interests inside and outside of the office.
Meet Hao Su:
Q: What excites you about working at Brigade?
A: I’m excited to empower people who want to make change in addition to showing people that there is change to be made. I would love to start a real life debate with a friend over an opinion or belief of theirs that I learned about through Brigade.
Q: What’s your role at the company? What’s your favorite part of the job?
A: As an engineer, I collaborate with our product managers to help shape how we execute the company’s mission and vision. It’s empowering that our team feels real ownership of the product we’re building (and the code we’re writing) and it’s pushed me to produce better work.
Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: I think either a firefighter or a garbage collector. Apparently I really liked the trucks.
Q: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in the last five years?
A: Probably how to establish and then slowly push my limits: Knowing exactly how much work I can take on and complete it well versus taking on too much and finishing none. But it’s always fun to take on a little more than expected.
Q: Have any “hidden talents”?
A: Back in college we had a student run, student designed, and student modeled fashion show called Lunar Gala. I actually designed and fabricated 20 pieces for this. I wouldn’t consider any of my “talents” as hidden.
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: I’ve played competitive ultimate frisbee for the past 10 years. I boulder, powerlift, and just started cycling. I’ve started learning to play the piano again. I see a lot live music, currently mostly techno and house shows with the occasional popular music festival.
Q: What is one thing you couldn’t live without?
A: My backpack. It basically carries my life. That and new music. I’m always searching for new stuff to listen to.
Want to work with Hao and help put people back at the center of our democracy?