Meet the Team

Victor Lee
Proprietor / The Little Engineer That Could

Born and raised in West Newton, Victor dreamed of owning a business in his neighborhood since kindergarten. After stepping away from a 20-year career in engineering, he has finally realized his dream by building The Paper Mouse through a healthy dose of optimism, a lot of hard work and the support of his small but dedicated team. You can find him at the shop indulging its patrons with fine paper, writing instruments and unique gifts, or constructing the next retail display for freshly curated products.

Jenny Zhang
Shopkeeper / Goodie Finder

The Paper Mouse was named for Jenny, who was born in the Year of the Mouse. Jenny keeps the shop running from day to day. You can find her there during the week, helping customers and adorning the shop with her delicate paper flowers and origami. She loves sharing her product discoveries and seeing the smiles they bring to people’s faces. Come meet her and say hello!

Sara Israel
Lead Content Creator / Comma Regulator

Sara is the voice behind The Paper Mouse’s newsletter, blog, and web content. She writes product descriptions and gift guides to help you find just what you’re looking for, blogs about our goings-on, and makes sure you’re up to date about what’s new in our shop. Our resident editor, Sara also ensures all our punctuation is in the right place.

Jean Gao
Lead Designer / Shape Shifter

Jean spends her days hunched over a screen or pieces of paper, shifting shapes into pleasant configurations. She is a jack of all trades who enjoys working on a variety of design projects. From the website, to shop window displays, to illustrations of cheerful mice, Jean seeks to weave a sense of wonder into the visuals at The Paper Mouse.

Yulan Li
Retail Specialist / Stationery Explorer

Yulan is a retail specialist here at The Paper Mouse. Come by and visit her during the weekend! Enchanted by all the wonderful goodies in the shop, Yulan owns and uses much of our stationery herself and loves to share her experience. She is passionate about every product in our shop and is always happy to help you choose the perfect items to take home.