Ambassador Spotlight: Shine Quashi

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I am a first generation immigrant from Ghana, West Africa. I moved to the U.S.A. 10 years ago. While I came here to gain a conventional higher education, I found excitement in finance, economics and investing my time and energy in innovative companies. This is because I believe a rapid evolution is happening to our civilization and way of life, and innovative companies are leading that charge. 

Some years ago, a friend and I explored the tedious and repetitive nature of painting and how it was a task suitable for robots. Shortly after, and by random luck, I interned for a local startup developing an autonomous painting robot. I currently reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I love innovative companies that solve problems that can improve life on the entire planet. When I first learned about Aptera, I knew it was a revolutionary idea. When I began to understand their goal of maximizing efficiency within the world of transportation, I knew it was a mission that deserves all the support it can get. 

My friends and family are happy to see my passion when describing the importance of Aptera’s mission. I believe any amount of time and energy spent in spreading the word is worthwhile. I have recently been working on a series of scripts for YouTube videos. I hope these ideas will go a long way to explore what makes Aptera so unique. My goal as an ambassador is to ensure the world sees just how impactful a company like Aptera can be.

As Peter Thiel says: “Every moment in business happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.” I whole-heartedly believe that Aptera is one of those singular moments in history – just like the Wright Brothers in aviation or the iPhone moment.

Watching Aptera bravely go where no one else dares to has given me the conviction to work on my own small project that just happens to line up with what the company is doing. I can’t share much but I hope the success of this company inspires others as much as it has for me.

Written by Michael Brooke

Over 700 global volunteers make up our dedicated Brand Ambassador Program. Aptera Ambassadors are sEV enthusiasts and leaders that play a fundamental role in the spread of Aptera’s mission: to create the most efficient transportation on the planet. In this series, you’ll discover who our ambassadors are, what attracted them to Aptera, and what it means to be an Aptera ambassador.