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Shizu Okusa

JRINK
FuckUp Nights Speaker
Washington, DC
Shizu is the Co-founder & CEO of JRINK, a tech-enabled vertically integrated wellness brand. The company was founded by two former investment bankers, Shizu & Jennifer, both burnt out and thirsty for change. JRINK currently has 5 (soon, 6) juice shops in DC and also conveniently offers subscriptions of various wellness products via delivery.

Shizu started her career on the prop trading desk at Goldman Sachs, where she focused her time on distressed equities and high yield debt in the retail sector. As the lead analyst, she was also responsible for all trading activity on behalf of the $1B desk, trading bonds, bank debt, CDS and equities. After Goldman, she spent 9 months in Mozambique, volunteering for Technoserve, and then 3 months living in Bali as a yoga instructor. Shizu graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Commerce & as a Leslie Wong Fellow.