Meet Our Scholars
Parsons The New School for Design
Shaun grew up in a small, conservative town in rural Iowa. Despite living in a less than ideal environment for a young gay man, Shaun excelled in academics, the arts, and a variety of extracurricular activities. After graduating high school, he moved to New York City to study at Parsons School of Design. Shaun received a BFA in product design from Parsons and then, with two of his classmates, he started a design and manufacturing company called Souda. Shaun currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, designing furniture, lighting, and home decor for Souda.