What’s something no one knows about you?
I know I don’t talk about it frequently, but I really adore music — listening to it, playing it, and creating it. I play the keyboard now, but a lot of my experience is in singing. I actually sang at Carnegie Hall as a kid. Needless to say, it was a pretty remarkable experience — to be 16 years old, in front of an entire theater of people, in such a historic space — that’s when I fell in love with New York for the first time, and I fully realized how much I love new challenges. I really do. I love stepping outside my comfort zone, so when something frightens me, that’s how I know I should do it.
That’s interesting. Explain that a bit more.
Before I worked at Canvs, I was working at another startup in San Francisco.
I don’t need to overemphasize what a big move it is to relocate across the country. I was excited to get started at Canvs and really believed in the company’s mission of understanding how people feel at scale, but I still wasn’t sure about uprooting my life to move cross country – even if it was to New York. With a big life change like that, you often never know if it’s the right decision until after you take the leap. Fortunately, with Canvs, it was a very right fit. I love my life in New York, the friends I’ve made, and my time here at Canvs.
What’s it like to work at Canvs?
We really are like a family. A lot of my coworkers call me ‘mom’ which is something I’ve always thought was so sweet. Whether it’s dog-sitting Duke (our company Frenchie!) for Nick, or having a small rooftop party, Canvs has become a home outside of home. I love working in a place that we really enjoy spending time with one another, and more importantly at a company where we always support each other.