Welcome Vanna — Office Administrator

By | August 3rd, 2018

Backblaze is growing quickly and we need good folks to help keep this well-oiled machine well oiled! The role of an office administrator is one of the most important in the company. If things start falling apart everyone feels it, and we needed a new office administrator to take over the reins after our previous office admin, JC, joined another department. Vanna joined us recently and is already instrumental in keeping the wheels on this Backblaze bus. Let’s learn a bit more about Vanna shall we?

What is your Backblaze Title?
Office Administrator.

Where are you originally from?
Tracy, California.

What attracted you to Backblaze?
The product and service that Backblaze provides. Being a non tech-saavy person, I really wanted to learn more about what cloud storage is and how I could use it to protect all the important files that I have.

What do you expect to learn while being at Backblaze?
I expect to learn a lot about our product and what it’s like to work in the tech industry. This will be a whole new field for me so I am really excited to be in a new environment and to be a part of a team that is incredibly dedicated to the service we provide.

Where else have you worked?
I’ve worked at two different preschools, Target and even Starbucks!

What’s your dream job?
My dream job would be to travel around the world and experience new places and great food. To be able to do that and get paid for it would be ideal. ;)

Where did you go to school?
UC Santa Barbara. Go Gauchos!

Favorite place you’ve traveled?
Definitely New Orleans. The culture, food, and people were absolutely intriguing and fun to learn about. It was amazing to be in such a lively city filled with delicious food!

Favorite Hobby?
Some of my favorite hobbies are doing outdoors activities whether it be snowboarding, hiking, biking, rock climbing, or even walking my dogs. I enjoy staying active and being outside. I am also that person who could lie on her couch all day and watch television. :)

Star Trek or Star Wars?
Star Wars!

Coke or Pepsi?
Oh, Coke for sure!

Favorite Food?
Sushi!! I can’t get enough of it.

Of what achievement are you most proud?
One achievement that I am proud of is graduating college. Being the first generation in America, my immigrant grandparents and parents worked really hard to provide me with the opportunity to go to college. So being able to bring home a degree after years of education made me very proud of myself.

Why do you like certain things?
I like certain things because those things typically make me happy. It could be food; it could be places to go; and it could be the people I’m around, but either way they tend to bring happiness into my life.

Anything else you’d like to tell us?
I have an amazingly supportive family and two shiba inu dogs named Hiro and Luna who tend to keep me sane or insane — it really depends on the day. :)

When we were interviewing Vanna we joked that running the Backblaze office would be very similar to her previous job of working in a preschool. Luckily that didn’t frighten her off. Welcome aboard Vanna!



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