1. And you may ask yourself, "Well... how did I get here?" (Tell us your journey?)
I have always wanted to be helpful. And what bigger problem to help with than human impacts on the environment? A couple of degrees, a stint in the non-profit sector, and years in corporate sustainability later, here I am. For the TLDR, please see my LinkedIn page.
2. And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile. (What do you do at Persefoni?)
As I close in on one year at Persefoni, I am transitioning to my fourth role, which I have been assured is common at tech startups. I was initially hired to support customers as they navigate their carbon accounting journey and provide industry knowledge and customer feedback to the product teams to drive continuous improvement.
My current role is on the product team. When you hear about product teams, you usually think of roles like managers, designers, developers, engineers, and data scientists. At Persefoni, we also have a product team dedicated to providing climate-related subject matter expertise called Climate Analytics. I am excited to be leading the Climate Analytics team as we synthesize industry knowledge and customer feedback into product-useful information.
3. And you may ask yourself, "Where does that highway go to?" (What are your hopes for your time at Persefoni?)
I hope Persefoni can continue to expand on what it means to automate the quantitative elements of corporate environmental management. There are not enough sustainability professionals to meet the current demand, and as new professionals join the workforce, I want them to be able to focus on innovative strategies and solutions without worrying about the underlying data. To achieve this we need to automate things like carbon management and accounting, which will come from software solutions like Persefoni.
4. And you may say to yourself, "My God! What have I done?" (Why is Persefoni a great home for you?)
I have a tendency to apologize for my frank and sometimes unsolicited feedback. However, these apologies are met with assurances that as long as my feedback is 'insisting on excellence' (our second operating principle) it will be heard and addressed. I am grateful to work for a company that strives for open and honest communication as it rapidly scales and iterates on solutions to support carbon management and accounting.
5. And you may find yourself in another part of the world... (Tell us about your life/hobbies away from work?)
My hobbies away from work include rock climbing, trail running, reading, board games, and spending time with my dog. Although, any of my coworkers can tell you that the last hobby bleeds over into work as my dog has a knack for seeking attention during work calls.
“Once in a Lifetime" is a series of articles designed to help our customers and partners learn more about Persefoni's truly passionate team. We're not just building award-winning software ... together, we're helping to decarbonize our planet.