Welcome to the team, Sophie
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Sophie has joined the team as a Project Manager. Before joining Bad Dinosaur, Sophie worked in investment banking and financial securities services. We give Sophie a quick grilling to get to know her a bit better.
Why did you move to Bad Dinosaur?
I wanted to get out of the financial industry and do something more interesting, more creative and more tangible, while still using the skills I had gained from my time in finance. Bad Dinosaur ticked all of those boxes for me.
How did you get into project management?
In the financial industry, business analysts and project managers often come as one package. So, as I started off as a BA, it was a natural progression to make in the industry. At some point, my manager at the time really pushed me more towards the PM side of things as he believed it suited my skill set.
How are you settling into your new role?
I am actually loving it! It is so nice to wake up every day and want to come into work. I find the projects interesting, and the people great to work with. There will always be challenges along the way in a new role, especially getting used to a purely agile methodology, but I have every confidence in myself and the team to succeed.
Got any interesting hobbies?
Reading, cooking and running are my three main hobbies. I am part of a book club called Rebel Book Club in which the community picks a topical non-fiction book to read every month. This month covers love in the current age, next month will cover finance. They are always super interesting and relevant reads. At the end of the month, there are in-person and virtual meetups to discuss the book.
What was the last book you read?
Last night I finished The Comfort Book by Matt Haig. It is a collection of different statements, recipes and playlists from Haig and other writers from throughout the ages.
If you could live anywhere aside from Edinburgh, where would it be?
Los Angeles, but I would settle for just about anywhere in California. I spent some time there from 2016-2017 and I loved it - being at the epicentre of so much creativity, health and wellbeing, and success stories, but not only the success stories, I loved being around people who were out there still trying to pursue their dreams. Not to mention the weather is lovely, I am a fan of warmer climates.
What gig are you most looking forward to once we can again?
I have booked tickets to see Billie Eilish next year, I can’t wait for that.
What’s your favourite dinosaur?
The Coelophysis, it looks quite evil and strange.
Finally, would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button on your life?