Through a Q&A-style interview, you will hear from VIA team members about things like a typical day at the office and favorite foods.
What does a typical day at VIA look like for you?
The only typical part about my days at VIA is that it changes every day! As the go-to media person, I’m lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with different teams and work on a variety of projects. Some days, I’ll be working on filming and editing videos for VIA (check out the careers video produced by yours truly). Others, I’ll get to flex my design eye and work with our developers to create user interfaces for our products. Today, I’m updating our website and writing a fabulous blog.
What’s something you have worked on at VIA that you are most proud of?
There are so many cool things I want to talk about, it’s difficult to choose!
For one, I really enjoyed working on the interface for the GDAC™ Transformers 30-Minute Pilot. In that project, I designed the user experience for a data analysis demo. It presented an interesting challenge: how can we make complex analysis simple for others to understand, operate by themselves, and see the value? I was able to participate from the conceptualization stage all the way to the user interface and experience. It was so rewarding to see the pilot go from its baby stages to a full-fledged site.
What’s your favorite VIA memory?
My favorite VIA memory might have to be this past holiday party. We made gingerbread houses, ate some delicious desserts (essential to the VIA brand), and played a ridiculous reindeer ring toss game that had us crying with laughter. Hats off to Jackie for being our star party planner!
If you were given an extra hour in your day, what would you spend it doing?
I can’t deny that I’d be playing Animal Crossing on Nintendo.
What’s your go-to food?
Nothing can outrank my comfort food of choice: a nice, warm bowl of pho. It’s Vietnam’s most famous noodle soup, light but also flavorful. But to me, it’s like getting a hug from Grandma.
What’s something everyone may not, but should know about working at VIA?
You should know that at VIA we’re always working on improving ourselves. With retrospectives at the end of each sprint, open ears during one-on-one’s, and offsites each year, being open to feedback is an essential part of VIA culture.