Meet the Team

What is your “hot take”?
Please don't call being an adult, "adulting".

What book do you recommend to everyone?
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

When not working I am
Cuddling with my little baby

Favorite Emoji

Avni Agrawal

What is your spirit animal?
Baby kangaroo

What is the best “mistake” you have made?
Correcting my teacher

What is your “hot take”?
Dim sum is not a starter at dinner

Joey Bark

Describe yourself in one word
Light-hearted

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
iZombie

What book do you recommend to everyone?
The Giving Tree

Paola Barrios

First Job
Working in a video store

Every day I read
Metro (Dutch newspaper for language skills)

When not working I am
Spending time with my family and friends

Catalina Bresser

Describe yourself in one word
Exquisite

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Curb your Enthusiasm

What is your spirit animal?
Bison

Justin Brooks

First Job
Data Entry in a Podiatry Office

Every day I read
Yahoo News

When not working I am
Spending time with my SO and dog

Cory Calmes

First Job
 Retail Sales Associate

Describe yourself in one word
Adventurous

When not working I am
Exploring the outdoors

Andrea Carrillo

First Job
Created website of a grocery store

Every day I read
Hacker News

When not working I am
Cycling and long distance walking

Favorite Emoji

Kinjal Chakraborty

First Job
Software Engineer at Lucent Technologies

Every day I read
News

When not working I am
Husbanding

Billy Chen

First Job
Boat Inspection/ Repair Dana Point Harbor

Every day I read
BusinessInsider - Techinsider

When not working I am
Reading and playing sports

Jeff Chew

Describe yourself in one word
Tenacious

What book do you recommend to everyone?
A Guide to Being Born

What is your “hot take”?
You can live your best life while still planning for the future

Maggie Diaz Vera

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
The West Wing

What is the best “mistake” you have made?
Missing my first two days of senior year of HS, being dropped from my classes and only eligible for computer science. Haven't looked back!

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age

Alex Dionysian

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Barry

What is the best “mistake” you have made?
Taking a break during college

What book do you recommend to everyone?
The Stand by Stephen King

Adam Edmonds

First Job
Selling icecream during the summer

Every day I read
A book while commuting

When not working I am
Cheering on my sons when they play soccer

Favorite Emoji

Marianne Faas

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Chernobyl (1 episode per week for 5 weeks = bingeing)

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Why Business People Speak Like Idiots: A Bullfighter's Guide

What is your “hot take”?
Tea is meant to be iced

Joshua Galban

Describe yourself in one word
Observant

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

What is your spirit animal?
Hermit crab

Jennifer Grisham

First Job
Filing x-rays for a pediatric radiologist

Every day I read
Velonews (Bicycle Racing)

When not working I am
Playing a computer game with my cat on my lap

Joe Herman

First Job
Bus boy at a Japanese restaurant

Every day I read
Reddit

When not working I am
Working out, anime, video games

Favorite Emoji

Jay Higuchi

First Job
Travel Advisor for AAA

Every day I read
Flipboard to keep up to date

When not working I am
Spending time with family and friends

Bob Hoff

First Job
Bagger at Top Valu Market

Every day I read
My email

When not working I am
Snowboarding, kayaking or mountain biking

Charles Hollins

Describe yourself in one word
Determined

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Binging on The Outlander series

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Sally Powell Huegel

First Job
Warehouse

Every day I read
Dilbert

When not working I am
Playing the piano

Richard Jensen

First Job
A persian carpet store for a summer

Every day I read
A variety of blogs

When not working I am
Sheep herding with Strider, my border collie

Scott Kalter

First Job
Programmer Analyst

Every day I read
The news

When not working I am
Spending time with my family

Reema Khan

First Job
AIESEC - Student Organisation

Every day I read
Books on my Kindle

When not working I am
Family, photography, movies, books, skiing

Barbara Kotlarska

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
The Expanse

What is your “hot take”?
Sprinkles are bad

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Replay by Ken Grimwood

Matt Kraft

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Shiva trilogy by Amish Tripathi

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Sacred Games 2

First Job
A Cyber Cafe Administrator

Describe yourself in one word
Adaptive

Jilesh Lakhani

First Job
Dex One - Keyword and ad copy analyst

Every day I read
News, New Age Psychology, Art Books

When not working I am
Beach, art shows, farmers market, hikes, yoga

Leah Levy

What is the best “mistake” you have made?
Downloading Sudoku app

What is your “hot take”?
Star Is Born Battle - Streisand wins over Lady Gaga

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Yankees 2019 Season

Favorite Emoji

Sandy Lohr

What book do you recommend to everyone?
The Underdogs by Mariano Azuel

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Final Space

First Job
Packing biscuits

Describe yourself in one word
Resilient

Sergio Lopez

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Schitt's Creek

Describe yourself in one word
Vibrant

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Alexis Lynn

First Job
A Caddy for Joe Biden

Every day I read
WSJ, Search Engine Land, and ESPN.com/Golf

When not working I am
Taking my kids to sports

Favorite Emoji

Tom Maguire

First Job
Newspaper delivery

Every day I read
An inspirational calendar

When not working I am
On my motorbike or with my cat, Lily.

Favorite Emoji

Andrew Mills

First Job
ABN Amro Bank

Every day I read
My daughter's homework assignments!

When not working I am
Eating. Sleeping. Repeating.

Bakhtavar Mistry

First Job
Movie Theatres

Every day I read
Business Insider, pitchfork

When not working I am
Practicing my photoshop skills

Favorite Emoji

James Nam

First Job
Janitor

Every day I read
About puppy rescue, TED Conferences

When not working I am
Spending time with my puppy

Hue Nguyen

First Job
Software Engineer at LRN

Every day I read
Google News & Slashdot

When not working I am
Running, hiking, movies, & festivals

Kevin Nguyen

First Job
Cook at KFC

Every day I read
Science and Tech on 360 news feed

When not working I am
Surfing

Favorite Emoji

Kamran Niknia

First Job
Nielsen TV Ratings

Every day I read
Business News and SEM Blogs

When not working I am
Trying to write

Favorite Emoji
 

Andres Olalla

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Fake News

What is your spirit animal?
Elephant

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Fooled by Randomness

Dorab Patel

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Game of Thrones

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Guns, Germs, and Steel

What is your “hot take”?
Multimodal transportation!

Ash Patil

First Job
Six Flags Magic Mountain

Every day I read
News snippets on MatchCraft office TVs

When not working I am
Spending time with my family and friends

Favorite Emoji

Gabriela Perez

First Job
Washed dishes at a local restaurant

Every day I read
About 20 Google Alerts and Cricketinfo

When not working I am
Hanging out with my daughter

Brad Petersen

First Job
Software Engineer at St Jude Medical

Every day I read
Mostly news

When not working I am
Spending time with my family and friends

Favorite Emoji

Vladimir Ruzov

First Job
Idea compusoft Software Engineer

Every day I read
Newspaper

When not working I am
Traveling, trekking

Favorite Emoji

Harish Salunkhe

Describe yourself in one word
Bombdiggity

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Game of Thrones

What is your spirit animal?
Sloth

Sandy Schofield

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Seven Life Lessons of Chaos 

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Mostly documentaries 

First Job
Intern at Leo Burnett

Describe yourself in one word
Curious 

Jose Luis Seijas

Describe yourself in one word
Energetic

What book do you recommend to everyone?
The subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck

What is your “hot take”?
Philosophy is just studying the most popular hot takes

Larisse Seixas

First Job
Software Engineer Trainee

Every day I read
Times of India

When not working I am
Driving, travelling, volleyball, and movies

Vipin Sharma

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Narcos: Mexico

What is your spirit animal?
Sloth

What is your “hot take”?
Iced coffee is appropriate in all seasons

Richa Sinha

What book do you recommend to everyone?
My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Great British Baking Championship

First Job
HyVee Camera and Video

Describe yourself in one word
Tenacious

Amie Slott

First Job
Clerk at the Traffic Division of the Circuit

Every day I read
The New York Times

When not working I am
Annoying family & neighbors w/my Krautrock LP

Michael Soderstrom

Describe yourself in one word
Ironic

What is the best “mistake” you have made?
I don't make mistakes

What book do you recommend to everyone?
Ben Graham: The Intelligent Investor

Robert Sztrojiny

First Job
Refurbishing telecom equipment

Every day I read
Reddit

When not working I am
Spending time with family and friends

Russ Tagge

First Job
Pool Attendant

Every day I read
MLive.com

When not working I am
Practicing my dangles and celly skills

Favorite Emoji

Jose Valencia

First Job
Working in a library on a Saturday

Every day I read
An English Newspaper online

When not working I am
At the beach or trying to do something sporty

Favorite Emoji

Matthew Vaughan

Describe yourself in one word
Efficient 

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Songland

What is the best “mistake” you have made?
There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.

Favorite Emoji

Nicole Webb

What is your spirit animal?
Blue Whale

What is the best “mistake” you have made?
Moving to Holland

What is your “hot take”?
A hamburger is not a sandwich

Mathew Williams

What TV show are you currently bingeing?
Vikings

Favorite Emoji
🏍😉🤪

Every day I read
WSJ or LA times

Michael Yakubin

First Job
Translator at Seoul City Hall

Every day I read
Reddit

When not working I am
Watching the NBA

Favorite Emoji

David Yang

First Job
Cook at a local restaurant

Every day I read
Reading the news, stocks, etc.

When not working I am
Smoking

Favorite Emoji

Marc Zaks

Describe yourself in one word
Unconventional

What book do you recommend to everyone?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

What is your “hot take”?
The Walking Dead is by far the greatest documentary series ever!

Stephen Zerbs

First Job
Software Engineer

Every day I read
The Verge

When not working I am
Quadcopter, photography, and movies

Favorite Emoji

Rui Zhang

First Job
Java programmer

Every day I read
BBC, Hackaday, Engadget, Wired, etc.

When not working I am
Spending time with family

Kevin Zhuang