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Jeff Wilson, PhD Founder & Professor Dumpster at Kasita


Jeff Wilson is founder at the award-winning micro housing company Kasita. Named one of Inc’s 25 most disruptive companies in the world in 2017, Kasita homes are 350 sq.ft., smart, attainable, beautifully designed and sustainable. Formerly, Dr. Wilson was a Professor and Dean also known as ‘Professor Dumpster’. He lived in a 33 sq. ft. modified trash dumpster for a year as part of a minimalist housing experiment. Wilson has authored dozens of scientific articles, was named the University of Texas System’s top assistant professor, and did his post-doctoral work at Harvard. Wilson’s work on sustainability, minimalism, and social experimentation has been featured in The Atlantic, NY Times, and The Washington Post. Beyond startups and dumpster diving, Professor Dumpster enjoys traveling - in another experiment he took a girl he met online for a whirlwind date across seven countries in 21 days - with only the clothes on his and her backs (a book and soon to be a movie). Follow and talk trash on Instagram @ProfDumpster and @Kasita.

Twitter: @ProfDumpster and @_KASITA

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