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Cage, Me
PHOTOG: Joe Mazza of Brave Lux

The mindful & bold, Cage Sebastian Pierre ’22, earning his MA in Design for Social Impact, was interviewed for his feature in our Design focused edition of PCA’s newsletter, LOOP. Here is Pierre’s full interview.

Where do you call home?

Houston, Texas, USA

What inspired you to study at PCA? 

I was obsessed with this building in the 19th called Cent Quatre. And while I was looking for excuses to be in the city, I discovered my program at PCA. I learned that the program would deliver the skills and experience needed to create a similar space. After speaking with one of the students from the program I decided that it would be a great fit for me.

What has been the most valuable thing you’ve learned in your program?

Just do it. The program has shown me that the difference between me and anyone else who is working in my desired field is that they started, and learned everything in stride.

What excites you most about your degree program at PCA?

The connections we’ve made so far with other entrepreneurs. They’ve taught me so much about what it means to be dedicated, thorough, and curious. They’ve also, taught me what is possible.

What do you think is next for you after PCA? Do you already have something lined up?

I’m not sure. Right now, I’m planning to move to London with my fiancé and pursue a career in social impact work. But for the first time in my life, the world is wide open in a brand new way. That’s exciting. A little terrifying, but mostly exciting.

What have you loved most about living/studying in Paris or Europe in general?

The way the city breathes. The architecture of the city sends me in so many different directions, landing me in different pockets of the city that offer new experiences, interesting people, and incredible views. I’m grateful to have had this much time to flow through it.