Let’s start with your name and what you do at Evidation, please.
I’m Katya Moshkevich, and I lead a small but mighty team of product managers building highly scaled consumer-facing programs at Evidation. The recently launched Heartline Study is one of them.
Where’s home? Where’d you grow up?
Short answer is probably Moscow. I was born in Siberia, spent most of my childhood in Kazakhstan, and moved to Moscow for undergrad studies with my family where I stayed until moving to the Bay Area a decade ago.
How’d you end up at Evidation?
After spending many years at Google, mostly working on consumer products, I was craving a role in a nimble, dynamic and mission-driven company while staying within the software product management discipline. Evidation felt like the perfect fit. My shared belief in empowering individuals to improve health outcomes by giving them control over their data and better insights sealed the deal.
Do you have any fun (ok, weird) hobbies?
It might be neither fun nor weird, but I am an addicted knitter. I knit a lot! It helps me decompress after a full day of meetings and looking at digital screens while still offering gratification of finished (arguably) useful product as an output.
What’s been your best day (so far) at Evidation?
The Heartline Study launched during (really) early morning hours, and it was a classic hectic launch war room. But it was really heart-warming to see everyone come together, united by the mission. From the Engineering Director sleeping on the window sill in the office to make the super early launch time, to the senior leadership making breakfast for the war room team.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Always and forever.
What’s your favorite thing to do to earn points on Achievement?
Walking my husky and hiking with my family are both favorite and probably largest contributors.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
Teleportation! Would love to travel the world without all the pains of commuting and public transportation. Oh the places you’d go 🙂
Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
My bet is on the egg! Two creatures who weren’t yet chickens created an egg, that then hatched a real chicken, seems like a plausible theory to me.