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MEET A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM: Steve Brown

Title: Director of University Outreach

Job responsibilities: Building relationships with institutions across the country. Helping to build the JumOffCampus brand!

Favorite part of the job: Hearing the words from a school “we would like to partner with JumpOffCampus”

College and major:  The University of Miami, Business

Favorite type of music:  Rock, Alternative. The Clash, the Stone Roses, Oasis, the Verve, Kasabian just to name a few.

Favorite TV shows: Arrested Development reruns, Workaholics, Tosh.0, the Ricky Gervais show and anything on the IFC, History or the Discovery Channel.

Favorite movies: The Royal Tenenbaums, Bottle Rocket and any Wes Anderson film. The Natural, Do the Right Thing, Thunderball, The Game, The Big Lebowski, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Hobbies: TRX classes, running, screenplay writinWhat is your favorite saying? Treat others with respect and kindness and hopefully you will receive the same in return.

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MEET A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM: Kyle Nichols-Schmolze

Title:  CTO & Co-Founder.

Job Responsibilities:  I’m the only full-time coder on the team, so I build and manage the product. On a good week, I get to spend 80% of my time coding, which I love. But as a small team, there’s always lots of other stuff to do, like helping out users and answering support questions.

Favorite part of the job:  New features! It’s always a blast to start from scratch on a new aspect of the site. We recently released our roommate finder (which is awesome), and I had a great time designing and building it with our new intern, Cenzo.

College and Major:  Tufts University for Computer Science Engineering

Favorite type of music:  Classical for sure. As a high schooler I always listened to a lot of Beatles and other 60s rock, but once college started I started getting into some much older stuff. Now I listen to a lot of Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelsohn, Tchaikovsky, and all the other big guys.

Favorite TV shows:  My favorite show is still probably the Simpsons. But after that it’s Twin Peaks, Mr. Show, and anything with David Cross.

Favorite movies:  I am a huge fan of movies by David Lynch, Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, and Charlie Kaufman. Highlights include Rashomon, Blue Velvet, and My Neighbor Totoro.

Hobbies:  I played ultimate frisbee all through college, and now I play in two different leagues: the new semi-pro AUDL and the summer Rhode Island based RIPUL. Between JumpOffCampus and ultimate, there’s not much room for anything else in my life.

Favorite saying:  Sometimes you get the elevator, sometimes you get the shaft.

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MEET A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM: Mark Abramowicz

Title:    Co-Founder & CEO.

Job responsibilities:  What doesn’t it entail? Being an early-stage company, my responsibilities have changed, depending on what’s needed at the time. Currently, my role is more operational (management and fundraising-driven) in nature but I still have a hand in our university outreach, marketing, and product development efforts.

Favorite part of the job:  I love the team environment and the tremendous energy people bring – it’s an awesome motivator! Being involved in many different aspects of the business, I would have to say that my favorite part of the day-to-day is interacting with everyone, irrespective of what I’m doing.

I also like that no two days are exactly alike and that I learn something new everyday. It’s really rewarding to be challenged on a consistent basis to be better!

College and Major:     Tufts University, Class of 2010 BS, Quantitative Economics  Minor: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Favorite type of music:  I don’t have a favorite actually; it all depends on my mood or the situation I’m in and can be anything from classical to electronic or rap. Guess what I’m listening to right now!

Favorite TV show:  I don’t really have a favorite show, but I am a really big sports fan. Any chance I get to watch a game is awesome, but if the Knicks or Barcelona are playing, it’s a special treat!

Favorite movie(s):  The Shawshank Redemption, without a doubt. I love the story, the characters, the acting, the writing, etc.

Hobbies:  I really enjoy playing soccer, in whatever capacity. I was the type of kid who always had a soccer ball with me while growing up.

I don’t know if you would consider food a hobby, but I love it, too (sometimes to a fault)!

Favorite saying:  This is a tough question. I don’t think I have one in particular, but here are a couple that I enjoy.

On why I left the corporate world… “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”

Something I carried over from soccer to entrepreneuship… “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”

And last, but not least, a great quote from Shawshank… Red: [narrating] Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side. J

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