Amaya Lim is a tech-savvy musician who dreams of funding problem-solving technologies and pursuing a creative future. Meanwhile, you may find her playing DJ while taking a walk on our treadmill desk. We love young entrepreneurs with initiative, and Amaya takes initiative to a whole new level (she’s in high school and interning with our member Distill Mill too!). Get to know our nintern before she’s famous:

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Why did you want to work at CO+HOOTS?
I know that my personal productivity and creativity are deeply influenced by my environment; the quality of my work is a direct reflection of how stimulating my surroundings are. CO+HOOTS really checks all the boxes for an ideal workspace: strong culture of collaboration, focus on innovation and using technology to improve the world, and, of course, treadmill desks.

What are your hopes and dreams at CO+HOOTS?
I would like to meet as many members as possible and gain a broad understanding of how they each run their businesses. There is no better way to gain entrepreneurial skills than actually being an entrepreneur, and as a student this opportunity is the next best thing. CO+HOOTS is integrating community outreach into an inventive business model, and I am inspired by that focus on the lasting impact a company can have on its environment.

Members in CO+HOOTS may be able to help you as well… What are your own personal hopes and dreams?
As a high school senior, my most immediate goal is to graduate and attend university in the fall of 2018. Right now I’m hoping to be a computer science major and use those skills in the business world. I am also a musician, so I would hope to continue to pursue music and have a career that allows me to incorporate creativity into every day.

If you had 100 billion dollars, you would…
I would first put away enough money for a college education! Then I would probably use the rest to invest in technologies or ideas that might solve some of the world’s biggest problems, but lack funding. For instance, some elite science fair projects actually have the power to make clean water or produce clean energy, and with a billion dollars I could help to bring those innovations to the communities that need them most.

What should the CO+HOOTS community know about you?
I like learning new things about people—their work, background, interests, passions, favorite kind of cookie. I have this pretty intense resting face that looks a little angry, and it’s something that I’m working on, but know that in the meanwhile it is not a reflection of my disposition, which is actually quite sunny! Also, there’s a good chance I like the music that you listen to, and would love to hear any and all recommendations.

What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I love making playlists, and I can DJ any mood at any time. Give me the aux cord and I will give you a party.

Why are you so awesome?
I really am quite excited about working at CO+HOOTS, which I hope translates into my interactions with members. I’m really interested in all aspects of the space and its operations, and I will do my best to learn as much as I can through this incredible opportunity.