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Meet USGBC: Sean Fish

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Sean Fish, Associate, LEED

Your hometown

Potomac, Maryland

How long have you been at USGBC?

3 years

How do you get to work?

I ride my bike!

What's your typical day like?

Each day brings new and exciting challenges as I get to work on helping to improve LEED globally. Recently I've been thinking a lot about how to make LEED more accessible for projects using natural ventilation strategies. But no two days are exactly the same.

Outside of work, I try to work out for about an hour each day. It's what keeps me sane.

What's your favorite part of working for USGBC?

The people. My colleagues here truly care about making the world a better place through green building. It's really refreshing to be around so many people who care so deeply about the planet.

What is your most memorable professional experience?

Traveling to Port Au Prince to meet with representatives from our partner organizations who are working so hard to bring a new LEED Platinum orphanage and children's center to the people of Haiti. I still can't believe that I get to work on this amazing project.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?

A few years ago, I was going through a bit of a rough patch. My grandfather called me up and gave me a pep talk. His advice was simple, "You are young, strong, smart and able. You will get through this and come out better." Sage advice from the wisest man I know.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

Thomas Jefferson. He was such a polymath. I'd love to try to get inside his head for a few hours.

What are you currently reading?

Racing Weight. I'm a triathlete, and am always looking for ways to make myself better.

Favorite movie?

This is Spinal Tap. I have a poster from the movie hanging in my living room. My girlfriend hates it.

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