At Motivis, we believe that a big chunk of what we bring to the table is our passion and personality. This post is therefore the first in a new series of employee features that will help you get to know each of us and give you a glimpse of what we each bring to the Motivis team—and ultimately to our customers and their students.
First up is Angela, who we like to call “Unity’s Mom” (because, well, Unity was sort of her baby). Read on to hear more.
Name: Angela Anderson
Title at Motivis: Director of Product Management
Tell me about what you do at Motivis. What does a typical day look like for you?
My job is to help turn ideas into product features and just generally to keep the (school) bus moving.
In a typical day, I might work with a product owner and our user experience (UX) team to provide feedback on some requirements and designs, check in with the developers to answer questions about our technical specs, and write some specs to build the next week’s sprint. I wear a lot of hats!
Why is this important for our users (students, teachers, administrators, etc.)?
Our amazing team helps synthesize feedback and ideas into user needs and designs, which I then help translate into pseudo-developer-speak so that we can build the features that will allow our users to transcend traditional LMSs.
What about the future of education or edtech are you most excited about?
Some schools are doing great things to making education accessible to a wide variety of consumers; it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside to think of the doors that open for people based on the opportunities they gain through their education.
If you could describe working at Motivis in three words, what would they be?
Do emojis count? If so:
What are you most proud of accomplishing at Motivis thus far?
Launching our first product (Unity) and watching it evolve into its next iteration… like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly.
What are you most proud of accomplishing in your personal life thus far?
Getting back on a motorcycle after falling off of one, hard. (Before that: getting on one in the first place.)
How do you like to spend your free time?
Between a DIY kitchen renovation and an MBA program, I don’t have much of it, but when I do, I like to play tennis, ride my motorcycle, and look at funny pictures on the internet, like this one:
What’s on your bucket list?
- Owning a Jeep
- Visiting all 50 U.S. states
- Driving down the Pan-American highway to Tierra del Fuego