5 + 1 Questions With Elance Staffer, Megan Gebhart.e_darrellj | Feb 28, 2013
1. What’s your job here at Elance?
Answer: I’m on the marketing team here at Elance. I head up the social media channels, which means I get to tweet, post, pin and link to great stories for and about the vibrant Elance community. Other fun tasks include helping with the Elance Online Work Differently Summit and the Work Differently Photo Contest.
2. What do you like most about working at Elance?
Answer: Elance is a truly global company. I’ve learned so much about so many different cultures, from both my colleagues here at the HQ and from people from around the world who I get to interact with on a daily basis.
3. How do you Work Differently?
Answer: I Work Differently by skipping the commute twice a week, working remotely from San Francisco. Sometimes when I need a change of scenery, I take my laptop and mobile hotsport to a great outdoor location like the top of SF's Corona Heights.
4. What songs are now on heavy rotation as you’re working-away?
Answer: On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons: It’s happy, upbeat and makes me smile!
5. When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Answer: My two favorite pastimes are traveling and meeting new people. After graduating from college in 2011, I spent 14 months roaming around Europe and the United States having coffee with strangers along the way. Fortunately the Bay Area has great places to explore and people to meet!
6. (Bonus question!) OK, ask yourself anything. No subject is off the table.
My question and answer:
Megan, have you ever been to Antarctica?
Why yes I have! In November, my friend I and I took a ten-day cruise to Antarctica. It was unlike every place I’ve been before: No inhabitants, electricity, or buildings -- just ice, water and snow for as far as the eyes can see.
Oh, well I suppose there were inhabitants. We saw plenty of adorably awkward penguins, sea lions and a handful of humpback whales.
(Can you spot Megan in this picture? Look carefully.)