Meet Shawn Lestage

What is your favorite flavor of chips?

All Dressed


What is your role at Riipen?

Manager, Academic Relationships & Community Partnerships


What does your role focus on?

I work closely with our academic partners to support, consult, and design experiential learning opportunities. I also build relationships and develop partnerships that enable more industry users to be made aware of Riipen.


What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Brighton and Jack.


What’s a book you love, a quote, or something you think everyone should listen to or know?

I am currently reading, “The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business” by Patrick Lencioni and would recommend it to anyone who is or anyone aspires to business leadership.


In your words, what’s the best part of working at Riipen?

The people. Riipen is an extremely committed and passionate group of people, doing meaningful work to solve a significant problem.


What’s your best piece of advice to a student?

Enjoy yourself and make the most of your education.