Leah Globalme Project Manager
My name is Leah, and I’m a Project Manager here at Globalme, and am one of Globalme’s rare Canadians! I’m from Vineland, Ontario (so I add ‘inter-province’ diversity to our international team) which is a small farm town near Niagara Falls. As you may have guessed from the name, Vineland is famous for its wineries and vineyards – in fact, my parents were winemakers there while I was growing up. As a kid, I was all about that small town farm life, driving tractors and picking fruit. However, I realized I wanted to make a move to a city once I spread my wings and flew off to the University of Waterloo to study Biotechnology and Business. After all, I was keen to discover the opportunities of biotech outside of my small farm town.
My first introduction to working in tech was what started off as a Co-op and turned into a full-time job at BlackBerry in Waterloo, where I stayed for almost five years. I got to experiment with some awesome technology while I was there, running Beta Programs for their phones and software products. It was a fantastic experience and only served to further ignite my fascination and interest in tech! After a while, I said my goodbyes to BlackBerry and began to work remotely for a non-profit. I was able to do my work wherever there was a good WiFi connection (hellooo, coffee shop hopping!), and the flexibility allowed me to make the move to Vancouver – I’d lived in Southern Ontario almost my whole life, and wanted to explore something new. Plus, the mountains and amazing hiking adventures were calling out to me.
A few months down the line, I was keen to get back into the world of tech, and working for Globalme seemed to be the perfect opportunity. It also seemed like a great place to integrate the learning from the Management of Technology MBA I’m completing at SFU; and a space where I can work on the intersection of technology and engaging with people.
Globalme is unique in the sense that everyone on the team looks at everything as a challenge to be tackled and conquered. There are endless possibilities up for grabs, versus being confined to a specific monotonous task. I love how eager everyone is to jump on new projects – it’s a very energizing environment to be a part of!
Here are 2 truths and 1 lie about me – take a guess at what is what, and tweet it at us at @Globalmedotnet!
- I used to be a butcher
- I used to be a competitive cellist (but was trumped by a child protege)
- My work commute used to be via canoe (in true Canadian fashion)