Fellow Spotlight: Sean Lane, Boston College


Name:   Sean Lane

Hometown: Holden, MA

University: Boston College ‘12

Major: Communications



What led you to apply for Venture for America?

Venture for America is such a unique program and offers Fellows an intense, hands-on learning experience that I don’t think you are going to find anywhere else. The entrepreneurial spirit of the program combined with the idea of helping to build a start-up from the ground up really intrigued me.

What were you doing when you found out you were accepted?

I had just come home from my internship and I was on the phone with my mom. A New York number beeped in, I clicked over, and it was Andrew offering me the position.

Now that you’re a fellow, what are you most excited about with regard to VFA? What do you hope to accomplish?

First, I’m really looking forward to getting to know the other Fellows at Training Camp this summer. Also, I’m really looking forward to moving to a new city and getting to know an entirely different place. At the end of my two years with VFA, I want to be able to look back and see how the company I was placed at improved during my time there.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would you choose?

While I’m very excited to move to a new city for two years, I have always loved Boston and if I could only live in one place, it would be Beantown.

Best thing about BC: Football Tailgates

Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series

Favorite childhood TV show: Boy Meets World

Favorite meal: Chinese Food

Role model: Mr. George Feeny

Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving

Best class you’ve ever taken: Cervantes (in Madrid)

Favorite movie quote: “Great moments are born from great opportunity.” -Miracle

Favorite thing to do on Sunday: Watch the Patriots

Favorite start-up company: Twitter

Favorite cereal: Frosted Flakes

Most worn article of clothing: Future Mountaineer Hockey Clinic t-shirt

Favorite sports team: Boston Bruins

Best trip you’ve ever been on: My semester abroad in Madrid

Favorite historical figure: Abraham Lincoln

Accomplishment you’re most proud of: Starting and running a hockey clinic