EACH MONTH ASCENSION WILL NOMINATE A FEW AMAZING PEOPLE WHO EPITOMIZE OUR BRAND. THESE PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY ACHIEVED GREAT FEATS, YET THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING HARD ON ACCOMPLISHING SOMETHING EVEN BIGGER. WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE THOSE OUT THERE WHO HAVE MADE SACRIFICES TO GO THE EXTRA MILE.
THE MARCH NOMINEES:
AJ Sus graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015 with a degree in landscape architecture. While at the University of Illinois, he earned numerous awards and accolades, including being selected to travel to Washington D.C. as an ambassador for landscape architecture and speak with government officials about the future impact that the profession will have on the world. After graduation, AJ worked for a year as a landscape designer at Design Workshop Inc, an international design firm specializing in landscape architecture and urban planning. As of August 2016, AJ moved to Cambridge, MA to attend Harvard University and pursue his masters in landscape architecture at the Graduate School of Design. His present studies are driven by his ambitions to use the landscape as an experiential and functional art form while, at the same time, facilitating places where people and nature can exist in harmony at a regional scale. He is expected to graduate with his masters in landscape architecture in May of 2018.
An avid world traveler and serial entrepreneur, Hanson was named one of the Top 25 Student Entrepreneurs in the US (2016), one of Boston's Top 25 Innovators Under 25 (2015), a finalist at MassChallenge (2015), and the winner of a number of local and national business competitions. Think Board is the 4th and fastest growing venture he has started. When he isn't working on Think Board, he can be found rollerblading around town, practicing yoga, teaching entrepreneurship, or relaxing in his hammock.
Patrick Wohl is a recent graduate of The George Washington University where he studied political science and French. Before finishing at GW, Patrick spent two years working on campaigns across the country. Most recently, he served as political director for a governor's race and managed ballot access operations for a presidential campaign during the Republican primary. He has worked as a campaign staffer for Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, and other candidates for local office. Patrick now works at a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. where he plans on staying put after moving five times in the last three years.