Sheu-Jane has worn many different hats at TechTown since she first started working there in 2009. As director of entrepreneurial services, she managed all of TechTown's lab-based programs, such as the DTX Launch program and other accelerators. Before her time at TechTown, Sheu-Jane worked in the automotive industry for Ford Motor Company and Decoma International. She came to Detroit for a job teaching engineering at Wayne State University 16 years ago.
Like me, Sheu-Jane is an East Coast native. She received a PhD in mechanical engineering with a focus on biomedical engineering from Rutgers University. It was during college that she first stepped on a sailboat after a kind professor offered to take her sailing. After moving to Detroit, she took lessons at the Detroit Yacht Club with her husband John (see David's blog for more information on him). Now she races on the Detroit river every Thursday with the dynamic ladies of the Mas Cencerro. Named after the famous SNL skit, the boat's name means "more cowbell" and reflects the quirky spirit of the all-female crew.
Through my work at TechTown and our weekly enrichment activities, I feel myself slowly creeping into the entrepreneurial community here in Detroit. Hopefully, by the end of the program, I will feel the same sense of community in other entrepreneurs as I do with other sailors, and be able to take this passion and spirit of entrepreneurship back to Long Island and Durham.