As part of our “Get to Know Us” series, we’ll have a short Q&A with each team member so you can get to the people within Raving Software better. This week, you’ll get to know a little about our Front End Engineer, Jennifer Bailey.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT RAVING SOFTWARE?
A: I was hired as the Web Programmer Intern in the spring of 2017, and promoted to the Front End Engineer in January of 2018. My duties include copywriting/copyediting, managing our social media accounts, designing and developing websites, working with clients, and a lot more.
Q: WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE WORKING AT RAVING SOFTWARE?
A: I was a newspaper page designer in Madison, Wisconsin, for two years.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
A: I have a bachelor degrees in journalism and business from the University of Missouri. My journalism background is a mix of reporting and designing for different mediums, while my business degree emphasis was in marketing.
I am currently attending Anne Arundel Community College and working toward a degree in Internet Application Development.
Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT RAVING SOFTWARE?
A: Since May 2017.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WORKING AT RAVING SOFTWARE?
A: I really like the variety of what I do. I work on a lot of different projects that allow me to use my journalism and marketing backgrounds while improving my programming skills.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS? IF SO, WHAT KIND?
A: I have a 9-year-old boxer-mix. He’s very cute, and very spoiled.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
A: I’m not sure I have a favorite book (there are so many to choose from), but my favorite series is definitely “Harry Potter.”
Q: WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
A: It was tied between being a veterinarian or a marine biologist.
Q: HOW MANY PLACES HAVE YOU LIVED? WHICH WAS YOUR FAVORITE?
A: My dad is in the U.S. Air Force, so I’ve moved a lot. So far, I’ve lived in 12 states and 2 countries. My favorite place that I have lived would probably be Germany.
Q: WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
A: It may sound too “millennial” but probably my phone. It holds my music and books, and lets me easily stay in touch with my friends who live all around the country. Plus, the maps are a lifesaver, especially in the D.C./Baltimore/Annapolis area.
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