Each week, Continuum spotlights an employee who has gone above and beyond. The spotlight is more than just recognition of the hard work being done at Continuum, but a look into the person behind that work. We find out what our employees do for fun, what their favorite movies are, what their passions are and much more. We also ask them about their experiences working at Continuum and what they like most about their job. Check back each week to find out who made the Employee Spotlight.
This week, Jennie Garrepy is being featured!
Jennie joined the Continuum team a year ago as the graphic design intern for the web marketing team. We were lucky to have her join us as a full-time employee this June as Creative Associate after graduating from Lasell College.
Let's get to know Jennie a little better...
Jennie at Continuum
How did you hear about Continuum in the first place? "Hours on hours of research while I searched for the perfect internship."
What is your favorite thing about working for Continuum? "Being able to come into a beautiful office where I genuinely love what I do."
What is your favorite memory as a Continuum employee? "Probably dancing along with Michael George at the outings and getting to attend UXPA."
What is one skill that you have acquired since starting at Continuum? "Resisting my temptations to eat everything in sight. So many treats!"
Do you have any fun/funny stories that involve any of your co-workers? "Anything having to do with marketing team at karaoke, always a blast."
What do you look for in a good company? "Working in an environment where I can continue to grow as a designer/professional. Now that I’m done with my undergrad, it doesn’t mean that the learning stops."
More about Jennie
What is an interesting fact about yourself? "My dad is a Marine and we were stationed in Okinawa, Japan for 12 years. "
What is your favorite movie? "Happy Gilmore."
What is your favorite TV show? "That changes every few months… right now, Futurama."
What do you like to do for fun? "Travel. I’ve been on a lot of road trips. I love seeing new places and I take a lot of pictures."
What is your hidden talent? "Being a military brat, I adjust to change pretty easily. Oh, and packing! I’ve moved a lot!"
Do you have any pets? What are their names? "My mom has two Chihuahuas, Lily and Bruno. They understand a few Japanese commands. It’s awesome."
What is your favorite animal? "Mini Australian Sheppard’s - my puppy fever is something serious."
What kind of music do you like to listen to? "I listen to a variety of genres. But my favorite would be electronic/house music."
Do you play any instruments? "I played piano as a kid."
Do you follow/play any sports? If so, which teams/sports? "Um, sometimes I watch a few events from Street League (skateboarding) but otherwise, I’m pretty clueless when it comes to sports."
If you could travel anywhere on earth for vacation, where would you go? "I’d love to go to take my camera and travel to Bali."
What is your favorite song to sing at karaoke? "I don’t know that I have a go-to but my favorite karaoke memory is singing “All The Small Things” by Blink-182."
If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? "Teleportation so that I could visit my family and travel at will."
Be sure to check back on our Company News Blog for upcoming Employee Spotlights!
Alicia Lazzaro is part of Continuum's Web Team as an Interactive Web Marketing Specialist. She graduated from Emerson College with an individually designed major incorporating the fields of marketing, publishing and journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Boston, binge-watching Netflix and cooking.