Ludivine Globalme Project Manager
Bonjour! My name is Ludivine, and I’m a Project Manager here at Globalme. I was born and raised on the west coast of France in Rennes, Britanny; maybe that’s why I also ended up on the west coast here in Canada! Though I was surrounded by nature and the ocean in Rennes, the mountains of British Columbia are a huge part of why I chose to come to Vancouver (and why I’ve chosen to stay for the moment).
Although Rennes is a student city, I decided to pack up and start my university career in a town a few hours away. Thus began my exploration of living and working all around Europe! I had always had a passion for languages, and studied English, Spanish, and Mandarin while pursuing my Applied Foreign Languages and Law degrees. After graduating, I made the decision that law just wasn’t for me – and decided to focus all my energy on what I had wanted to do from the very beginning: languages. I took a year off, moved to Barcelona, and spent my time as a French teacher abroad. If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Barcelona, I highly recommend it – though be prepared to fall madly in love with the city and ‘accidentally’ stay a few years longer than expected. I fell victim to Barcelona’s sway and ended up living there for three years; I even completed my Master’s in Translation there. Alas, the travel bug bit once again, and I found myself packing up and getting on a plane to France and eventually, Vancouver.
I wanted a big change and I sure got it. The very first day I arrived, it rained and rained in typical Vancouver fashion; but it was sunny everyday afterwards and all throughout the summer! I traveled for a while, freelanced for a while, and spent every free weekend froliking in the mountains since moving here. I may or may not have gotten involved in some very close calls that involved hiking with no food (or water), no cell connection, and losing my hiking buddy. Luckily, we both survived to tell the tale!
I first started working with Globalme as a freelance transcriber; but when my schedule cleared up a bit, I was able to join the team as a Project Manager. I couldn’t be happier to have found a job that challenges and teaches me new things everyday, but that is also related to my passion for languages. I love that everyone on the team is from a different place. There are so many languages, accents, and cultures floating around – which means there is no one way of doing things and that we all learn from each other.
My favorite thing about working at Globalme has to be that there is no fixed routine; you never know what you’ll be doing that day, what obstacles you’ll have to overcome or what projects will fall on your lap. Obviously it can be stressful sometimes, but you’re never bored and you get to stretch your creativity to its limits.
Here are two truths and one lie about me – take a guess at what is what, and tweet it at us at @Globalmedotnet!
- I’m more afraid of spiders than bears
- I’ve eaten crickets in China
- I’ve seen the Northern Lights when I least expected it