Welcome, Allison!

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What drew you to join Cortico? 

The tools that Cortico is developing all seemed really neat and at an intersection that I've often found myself in but which didn't seem common in mainstream tech companies. I had trouble merging my fondness for storytelling with the fun I found in engineering in the past, but Cortico seemed like it was really blending the two together in a very exciting way. 

Which song will be your first add to the team's music playlist? 

I've been really into Mandarin pop music lately, so I'll say Red High Heels (紅色高跟鞋) by Tanya Chua (蔡健雅).

What do you like most about being in the intersection of media, storytelling, and technology? 

I like that the three combined facilitate story sharing in rather unpredictable ways. For example, I spent a lot of my childhood reading Harry Potter and while waiting for the next book to come out, I'd read fan fiction online about the series and discover which characters were important to different people and begin to appreciate minor characters more or think about them more critically. I don't believe that's something an author predicts will happen when they create a character, but it's something that technology has created a space for.

Technology should...

help stories be shared and understood!