What do you hope to contribute to the team?
As a former English teacher, I hope to bring my zealotry for learning, words, and field trips to the Guru team. Also copious amounts of tea and comic books.
What about Guru makes you the most excited?
The Gurus themselves! The Guru community is just a bunch of crazy smart dorks who love what they do (and a couple of accomplished foodies to boot!). I’m thrilled to learn from them and be one of them. Plus, I get to write about incredible cultural institutions and work with people who are passionate about their places of learning–a dream come true.
What do you foresee for Guru in the coming months/year?
I foresee Guru continuing to blow my mind with incredible AR concepts. I know our content team and AR/VR/Video experts will continue to create evocative and engaging stories. It’s pretty much magic what happens here at Guru. I’m expecting to receive my wizarding hat, owl, and wand any day now.
Favorite movie/book/quote? Why?
“If you trust in yourself…and believe in your dreams…and follow your star…you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.”
-Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men
The English teacher in me loves this line and I laugh every time I read it (and quoted it to my students often). The playful dismantling of these cliches is done masterfully by a witch to her young apprentice. This implies that there is no magic without hard work, determination, and planning. But at the end of the day, having dreams and working to achieve them is the real magic.
Plus, the snark level of this speech is off the charts.