Employee Spotlight: Louise Simonds

Posted August 12, 2016by Alicia Lazzaro

Employee Spotlight Louse Simonds

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, Louise Simonds is being featured!

Louise is the Director of Engineering working in our Boston office and has been with the company for over four years. 

Let's get to know Louise a little better...

 

Louise at Continuum

How did you hear about Continuum in the first place? "I worked with Michael, Dee, and Mark at a previous company.  I was thrilled when they contacted me about working at Continuum."

What is your faovrite thing about working for Continuum? "There is always a new challenge and lots of learning opportunities."

What is your best memory as a Continuum employee? "Visiting the team in Mumbai. They are a great group of people and always make me feel welcome."

What is one skill that you have acquired since starting at Continuum? "Being coherent on 7am conference calls with the Mumbai team."

Do you have any fun/funny stories that involve any of your co-workers? "Santosh and Mugdha tried to teach me the Garba (a form of dance) when I was in Mumbai. I wasn’t a great student, but they didn’t mock me too badly. Dancing is one of those things that you don’t have to be good at to enjoy."

What do you look for in a good company? "Challenging work. Smart, fun people."

Would you recommend applying at Continuum to a friend? "Absolutely!"

 

More about Louise

What is an interesting fact about yourself? "I have completed 12 half-marathons, with my personal best being 1 hour 38 minutes and I have had a hole-in-one golfing."

What is your favorite movie? "Moonstruck. Great ensemble cast, and witty writing."

What do you like to do for fun? "I like to be outdoors. And I like to laugh. Any combination of those works."

What is your hidden talent? "Evidently I am a decent cook, as friends never refuse a dinner invitation."

What is your favorite animal? "Dogs. I love dogs."

What kind of music do you listen to? "Mostly rock n’roll and singer-songwriter stuff. Thank goodness for Pandora helping me find music I like that was recorded in the 21st century."

Do you play any instruments? "Alas, no - a big regret."

Do you follow/play any sports? If so, which teams/sports? "I’m an avid golfer, and I also like to run. I’ll ski if there is a luxury destination involved."

If you could travel anywhere on earth to vacation, where would you go? "I’d love to see more of the US – especially the national parks."

What is your go-to karaoke song? "Must. Not. Sing. Publicly.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? "The ability to bend time – make the good stuff last longer, and fast forward through things like interminable meetings."

 

Be sure to check back on our Company News Blog for upcoming Employee Spotlights!

 

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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.


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