Jennifer Globalme Project Manager
Hi! My name is Jennifer, and I’m a Project Manager at Globalme. I was born in Seoul, Korea, but grew up among the mountains of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia – my love of exploring cultures and languages was born right alongside my multicultural beginnings.
After living in Vancouver for most of my life, I went out east to University of Western Ontario to pursue a Bachelor’s in Business. That opened the door to a Japanese exchange program – an amazing opportunity in which a handful of native English-speakers from all around the world taught English in Japanese public schools. Those who spoke Japanese at a professional level (myself included) were assigned in the International Relations division of government offices around the country. I was based in Nara – a city famous for its adorable wild deer – and helped organize international exchange events, interpret for foreign embassy and consulate officials, translated tourism brochures, and also taught the locals about Canadian culture. I ended up working there for three years (the deer may or may not have had an influence on why I stayed for so long) before deciding to return to Vancouver. After spending four years in the very snowy east coast, I was ready to return to #WestCoastBestCoast life.
I ended up finding out about Globalme through the ever-faithful, Craigslist! So many good things come out of browsing through that website. I was on the localization side of the house when I first started, but a couple months in, I began working on an awesome in-car speech system data collection project and later, a smart wearable data collection and testing project. One of the awesome aspects of being a Project Manager at Globalme are the traveling opportunities. This year alone, I spent a few weeks in Italy, Korea, and Arizona – who knows what 2017 will bring!
A few of my favorite things about Globalme is the variety of work, the fast-paced environment, and of course, the people. Even when the company is going through a lot of changes (which it certainly has recently – talk about growing by over 100% in the last year!), the tight-knit culture never changed; the team is always a steady source of confidence, information, and friendship. Whenever you have something you need to work through, it’s easy to reach out to anyone in the office and bounce ideas off of each other. I think it’s incredibly special to be a part of a company in which it doesn’t matter if you’re here for one week or one year; everyone is on an equal playing field. To top it all off, the job itself never gets boring – there are new surprises to keep you guessing and challenges to overcome on the daily.
Here are two truths and one lie about me – take a guess at what is what, and tweet it at us at @Globalmedotnet!
- I have a scuba diving certificate
- I used to be a skating instructor
- I used to give tours at a sake brewery