A little about me
Jessica Goay – Data Analyst
My name is Jessica. I’m from Malaysia and I’m 26 years old. I graduated with a degree in Mass Communication with a focus on Public Relations. I like to sing so much that I used to participate in singing competitions. I also like to learn languages. I can speak Mandarin, Cantonese, some other Chinese dialects, Malay, English, Urdu, and I’m currently learning Arabic.
Why I joined UpdateAI
I was a medical interpreter before joining UpdateAI. I had to quit my job because of my work schedule. I worked night shifts and they were really stressful. It was risky for me to quit without having another job lined up, but I couldn’t take the stress anymore. After I quit, I was going through work sites and found UpdateAI. I was interested because it was a company based in the US. I didn’t know anything about data annotating at the time, but applied anyway. Next, I had a call with Josh (UpdateAI’s CEO), and I could tell that he valued the team. He had me speak with another team member during the interview process to make sure they liked me instead of Josh making the decision completely on his own, and I thought that was really nice for him to get employee input.
What I do at UpdateAI
I do a lot of things at UpdateAI. The main thing I started with was data annotation. I slowly moved on to working with the concierge team in managing the admin system, and then transitioned to marketing and working with investors and evangelists, building a LinkedIn presence, and editing videos.
Why I'm so excited about UpdateAI
I see how enthusiastic Josh is about his own company. That’s what excites me. I see a far future for UpdateAI because of Josh himself and his passion. Also, I’m excited because of the team itself. I’m happy working with a team, because in my previous job I didn’t get to collaborate with others; I just looked at a monitor the whole time. I also like how the team is from different parts of the world, and I’m excited to work for a US team. It’s been a dream of mine to visit the United States.
Which core company value I align with the most
“It’s about the people” and also “diversity matters”. I’m impressed by how Josh manages everyone on the team when everyone is in a different country. It shows a lot of trust because he can’t know completely everything that is going on all of the time. It’s also cool to see how he maintains relationships with potential clients. Diversity matters to me because of my background- I’m Chinese and grew up in a Muslim family. Even though some of us are very different from each other culturally, we’re all very welcoming and get along well.