Meet the Team 2019

Victor Lee


Favorite pen at the shop: Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Brush Pen

Born and raised in West Newton, Victor has 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 with the love and support of his family and friends.  You can find him at the shop indulging its patrons with fine paper, writing instruments and unique gifts, or at Atelier helping to guide its guests through fun creative experiences.

Jenny Zhang

Shop Manager

Favorite pen at the shop: Sakura Pigma Micron 003

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 making things by hand and writing small with fine-tipped pens. Come meet her and say hello!

Felix Fu


Favorite pencil at the shop: Ivory A.G. Spalding & Bros Mechanical Pencil

Felix is the architect and designer of the The Paper Mouse experience.  When he’s not building furniture or giving art and calligraphy lessons at Atelier, he is the watercolor artist and designer behind the international stationery and gift brand, Felix Doolittle.

Loren Sklar


Favorite pencil at the shop: Hot-pink Mark’s Tous Les Jour Ballpoint Pen

Loren grew up poring over her father’s catalogs and excited to see the UPS guy delivering boxes filled with beautiful product samples from around the world. She finds life repeating itself: Sourcing beautiful things from around the block and around the world, still excited to see the UPS guy at the door, and sharing those finds with the community. Things are evolving again, and she’s passing that sourcing baton to Jenny and Victor while focusing her efforts on the shop's Instagram. 

Sara Israel

Program Coordinator / Artist

Favorite pen at the shop: Ohto Horizon Needle Point

Sara dreams up many of our creative classes and events and helps things run smoothly around our space. She is a devoted crafter, artist and textile enthusiast, teaching classes in rubber stamp carving, tea towel printing and paper arts.

Jean Gao

Lead Visual Designer / Artist

Favorite pen at the shop: Sakura Pigma Micron 005

Jean creates layouts and illustrations for our flyers, newsletters and handouts, and makes the posters and sandwich boards decorating the classroom space. Her paintings and illustrations are guided by a love of color, nature, and all manner of visual storytelling.

Yulan Li


Favorite pen at the shop: Ohto Horizon ballpoint pen

Yulan is a college student and a shopkeeper here at The Paper Mouse. She can be spotted in the shop on weekends and occasionally on weekdays as well. Yulan is passionate about every product in our shop and is always happy to help you choose the perfect items to take home. She also assists with classes and birthday parties at Atelier.

Dan Seaward


Favorite pencil at the shop: Batle Studio Graphite Owl

Dan is an artist who specializes in watercolor illustrations. He teaches many of our children’s classes and runs our After-school Arts and Crafts program. He is an avid collector of all things nature related, and uses his artistic expression to capture and preserve the natural world. He loves to create and share his passion with those around him.