UCI Paul Merage School of Business | Dean’s Thought Leadership Series: Following Your Passion
Ian Williamson, dean of the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, interviews Ship & Shore Environmental’s (S&SE) President and CEO, Anoosheh Oskouian, to discuss Oskouian as a thought leader within the pollution abatement industry. In Williamson’s word, Oskouian took a personal belief and turned it into a business, engaging both her personal values and her interest in engineering. The conversation that ensues explores Oskouian’s personal experiences and challenges since starting S&SE in 2000 and how she recollects them. One challenge Oskouian addresses is the worldwide shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak of March 2020. This challenge had the potential to become a disadvantage to S&SE but was instead taken as an opportunity for innovation. As Oskouian describes, “All challenges give birth to innovation.” Watch the interview [20 minutes] on YouTube or MasterTube to learn more about the minds behind S&SE’s innovative designs and technologies. The interview is also available on Soundcloud for your listening convenience.