Welcome to this month's edition of Meet the Team featuring Raya Parks, Digital Marketing Specialist.
Keep reading to learn more about Raya.
What is your favorite or most interesting hobby?
This question is always the hardest to answer, mainly because a year and a half ago, my life consisted of working full-time and going to school full-time and didn't leave much room to explore hobbies. I have always loved traveling, being outdoors and drawing. I have adopted a "yes" attitude towards trying new things, so I would say my hobby is learning and trying something different.
How long have you been with ULG?
I have been with ULG for a little over a year now; I started in August of 2020. ULG is the official start of my career; before that, I interned at a behavioral science consulting firm, a manufacturing company, and a chamber of commerce.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is how broad it is; each day looks different from the day before. I love how there is a balance between creativity and logic. I have creative freedom but also look to data for insight to make better and more informed decisions.
Why did you decide to work in the translation industry?
The translation industry found me I wasn't entirely aware of it. I now have a passion for the industry because I am a part of helping spread awareness about the obstacles the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) population faces and be a part of a company that is helping remove those barriers and improve the outcomes. Many people, such as myself, have overlooked the translation industry; I hope to help change that.