Founder and CEO of MiiR
Class of 2007, Business Administration major
As the founder and CEO of MiiR Flagship, Papé gets to blend his work, volunteerism, and community involvement. They are a social enterprise that donates funds and time to various nonprofits around the world. Seattle Bike Works and One Day’s Wages are two of their local partners.
How does your time at SPU connect to what you’re doing today?
SPU helped shape and inform my worldview. I learned to see the world as one with people rather than nations with borders.
Which SPU faculty or staff member made a difference in your education?
Dr. Jim Rand made a profound impact on my thinking in life. I had a couple classes with him but specifically he taught from the 7 Habits book about finding the root causes beyond symptoms to create real change.
What advice would you give to current SPU students?
Use your time at SPU to experience the world and explore. Open your mind to those not like you. Find your roots, though.