Let’s start with your name and what you do at Evidation, please.
I’m Helena, and I’m a mobile engineer at Evidation.
Where’s home? Where’d you grow up?
I spent most of my childhood in Eastern PA, near Pittsburgh.
How’d you end up at Evidation?
I previously worked at another start up in Santa Barbara (also in the health care space) with George Chapman, our Principal Solutions Architect, who reached out about the opportunity to join Evidation.
Do you have any fun (ok, weird) hobbies?
I have played viola for over 30 years, and currently play in the Santa Barbara Folk Orchestra (which includes bagpipes, harp, mandolins, and often an assortment of medieval instruments) and in the Santa Barbara Community College Symphony. I can also often be found at a bridge table!
What’s been your best day (so far) at Evidation?
Officially launching the Heartline iOS app in the middle of the night, then watching as press releases came out and thousands of people joined the study was particularly exciting!
Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique
What’s your favorite thing to do to earn points on Achievement?
I enjoy taking walks on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific, especially at sunset.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Although I don’t think I’d want to trade in my bad memory for a perfect photographic memory, I would love to have the ability to recall all the words I’ve ever learned in foreign languages so that I could talk with and understand more people. (The ability to remember the syntax of every computer language would be useful too!)
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?