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Submitted on January 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Susie Lee

Anyone who feels wedded to their career path should consider the journey of artist Susie Lee (MFA, Art, 2006), co-founder and CEO of Siren, an online dating app.

Growing up, Lee was determined to become a doctor. She attended an ivy league school and majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. But partway through, “everything in me said, ‘This is not the path for you,’” she recalls. Instead Lee earned a masters in science education and taught for several years in a public high school in New York City. But that didn’t feel quite right either. “I went into a tailspin,” she says. 

Susie Lee came up with the idea for Siren after visiting online dating sites that "weren't…

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