As we add more people to our Meet the Team series, we're excited to introduce one of the newest QLers Meeka! Meeka is a full-stack developer and reformed Luddite, who came to Colorado to attend the gSchool program. Prior to her career in tech, she worked in the solar energy field, which was one of many career choices that has utilized her Anthropology and Spanish degrees extensively. She is currently certified to give CPR, administer diabetes injections, notarize documents (in Pennsylvania), train others in ladder safety, teach English as a second language, serve alcoholic beverages, and lead a kayak trip. In her spare time, she records music, hikes around Colorado and tries to explain what she does professionally to her parents.
What is your favorite thing to eat?
Blueberries. In handfuls.
What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
Yakkity Sax, on repeat.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." – Kurt Vonnegut
If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?
How can I freeze time?
Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
I get 'that girl from Scrubs' and Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman era) a lot
What is your favorite form of exercise (riding a bike isn't a requirement to work here)?
Hiking. I have terrible running form. I’d describe it as ‘mom jaywalking’.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?
Morning, right after a coffee but right before actual obligations start cropping up!
Favorite place in all the world?
Colorado is preeeeetty great. I really love Germany too.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Probably change careers and start programming. It doesn’t feel right to say it was 'hard' though, because even though it was a lot of work, it's been fun the entire time.
The best part of waking up is…?
…knowing there are so many possibilities for the day.