She launched a beta prototype in and the press took note, praising the approach. Siren's guest hosts have included a wide range of creative thinkers, from artists to writers to entrepreneurs. Story by Nancy Joseph.
She discovered that she loved the creative process, yet a career in the arts never crossed her mind. Growing up, Lee was determined to become a doctor.
They weren't focusing on the elements that really spark human chemistry. January Perspectives Newsletter. Siren now has about 30, users in the Seattle area. Alumni.
In the next few months it will launch in New York City. Online conversations are a central feature of the app. She attended an ivy league school and majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry.
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Over the next few years, while working as a math and science tutor, Lee took more art classes. Instead Lee earned a masters in science education and taught for several years in a public high school in New York City.
Asked what her next act will be, Lee just laughs. Looking for new ways to make her art more accessible to a wider range of people, Lee became intrigued by cellphones and how people use them.
She had split from her partner by then. At a dinner party, But she always had the sense that she could do more. It took finally applying to medical school—and being accepted—for her to change her thinking. Out of work and at loose ends, she ed up for a ceramics class at the Kirkland Arts Center.
Susie Lee came up with the idea for Siren after visiting online dating sites that "weren't focusing on the elements that really spark human chemistry. Lee decided to make her own dating app prototype that encouraged people to connect through conversation, sparked by interesting questions posed by creative people.
When her partner was hired by Microsoft, Lee moved to the Northwest, still unsure of her next step. Lee envisioned exhibiting the prototype in a gallery, but then realized the impact would be greater if she made it more public.
Some dating sites encouraged oversharing; others were based almost entirely on looks. When she learned that many people use dating apps on their phones, she decided to dip her toe into that world.