1. So first things first – what do you do for Zemoga?
I am the new Content Editor / Copywriter. I’m working with all the departments to ensure the quality of any and all documents within Zemoga, from SOWs to scripts for videos. I’ll also be helping the creative team write and edit copy based on wireframes. If it’s related to text, then I’m your girl!
2. How did your first day go? What was your first impression of the Z Team?
It was a great first day. Ricardo from HR introduced me to the team and showed me around the amazing office. After the whole process of becoming an official team member, I finally got to work with my shiny new “@zemoga.com” email address, but that didn’t last long: the entire second floor of the office started to smell like burnt rubber! We were unable to identify the exact source of the smell after a half hour of investigating, so we decided that we’re better off calling the authorities. The firemen arrived in no time, but were quite surprised to see us all still inside the office instead of standing outside…we were crammed next to what turned out to be a wire that was acting up, smiling and taking pictures of the entire “red carpet” event! In the end, there was nothing to worry about, and even the firemen joined in on the fun. The entire situation was hilarious, and gave me the impression that Zemoga is a really fun place to work.
Zemoga web designer Yodi Castro gets to play fireman for a day!
3. How has your career prepared you for this position?
I studied Literature at Universidad de los Andes and for four years my life was taken over by words; the way words sound and look and feel, finding the perfect word for every sentence in every essay. I have a love for words that my university helped me explore and develop in every aspect possible. Not to mention the broad perspective I gained in subjects other than literature. I took classes in everything from photography to science, textile design and music. It taught me that you can’t just understand the world of words through Shakespeare. You have to know about a lot about pretty much everything. And my job at Zemoga requires it.
4. When you’re not in the Zemoga office, what do you like to do for fun in Bogota?
Salsa dancing! It never gets old. Also, exploring the great fusion cuisine that has been evolving for the past few years in hubs like Usaquen or Zona T. I also enjoy driving for an hour or so to the outskirts of the city and enjoying typical Colombian desserts after a fun activity like hiking, horse-back riding, or mountain climbing.
5. So when you’re not being active in the countryside, what kind of movies do you watch? What kind of books do you read?
I really enjoy animated children’s movies. My all time favorites are Monster’s Inc. and Chihiro. I have a special love for foreign cinema and I think my favorite foreign film would have to be Blue from the Color Trilogy by Czech cinematographer Krzysztof Kieslowski. I also love children’s books. I’m currently reading Finn Family Moomintroll, a book from a collection of Moomin stories by Finnish author Tove Jansson. The illustrations are to die for. But don’t get me wrong, I’m also a fan of “big people” books: one of my favorite reads bar-none is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.
6. Think fast: If you were a superhero, what would your special power be?
To speak any language I could think of on the spot! Haha. I don’t think it even counts as a super power, but I’ve always wanted to be able to do that. (I had one very geeky childhood).
7. Any words for the Z Team?
Yes! Thanks for welcoming me into your family. You guys are all amazing, talented, warm people and I am so proud to have the pleasure of working with all of you. Oh, and… you still haven’t showed me where all the toys in the office are hidden. I want the *whole* tour!