Maria joins us from Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. In Schwäbisch Hall, she lives with her husband and kids.
Maria and her husband:
When asked who her biggest inspiration was, Maria said, "My kids!"
Maria loves to travel, especially with her family. In fact, when asked what the craziest thing she’s ever done is, Maria said, “Travel around Europe in an old car with my husband and kids!”
The coolest thing Maria is currently working on? More trip planning with her husband and kids! Her favorite place in the world is Switzerland, but if she could go anywhere that she’s never been before, Maria would pick Japan.
Some more from our fun Q&A with Maria:
If you could be any animal, which would you be? A Cat.
What’s the last book you read? A German language book.
What’s your favorite movie? Inception.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Paella, from a friend.
What’s your secret talent that no one knows about? I’m good at baking.
Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Anthony Hopkins Leonardo Dicaprio, Chris Martin, and my grandma.
What’s the most helpful way for you to get feedback? Just talk to me! I am very open, and I love feedback.
Welcome to the team, Maria! We are so glad you’re here.
Shamiso Muza: Microsoft 365 Security Administrator
Shamiso joins us from Harare, Zimbabwe, where she lives with her husband.
Shamiso and her husband on their traditional lobola day:
The craziest thing she’s ever done? Pranking her husband!
Along with her husband, Shamiso enjoys spending time with her colleagues (who soon became like sisters) and her sister. She and her sister when they went to the Kariba Dam Holiday Resort:
Shamiso and her friends:
When asked what she was passionate about, Shamiso responded, “Making a difference in people’s lives – in any way I can.”
Some more from our fun Q&A with Shamiso:
What’s the last book you read?Great leaders Ask Great Questions by John Maxwell.
Who inspires you? My late father inspires me the most. He was an ordinary cook but managed to get us a basic education and always wanted the best out of his children
Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? Bill Gates, Strive Masiyiwa, Queen Elizabeth, Elon Musk
If you could be any animal, which would you be? I would say an eagle, an eagle has a powerful vision. If you ever see an eagle sitting high above on a cliff or atop a tree, watch closely and see how attentive the bird is!
What are you passionate about? Making a difference in people’s lives, in any way I can
What is your favorite family tradition? Hahahaha...my mum buying us a coke on everyone’s birthday!
What’s your favorite movie? The Notebook, the greatest love story of all time.
Welcome to the team, Shamiso! We are so happy you’re here.
Jorge Correa: Implementation Engineer
Jorge joins us from Cumana, Venezuela. Cumana, Jorge's hometown on the coast, is Jorge’s favorite place. He said, “For me it is really relaxing just to spend time watching the sea.”
In Venezuela, Jorge lives with two furry companions!
Canelo, his Pitbull, and Tahini, his rescue puppy:
Aren’t they just adorable?
A self-proclaimed dog lover, Jorge said if he could be any animal, it would definitely be a dog! He said, “I’ve been a dog lover ever since I was born. All my life I have been in contact with dogs; the support, love, and loyalty that they provide - I don’t know other animals who can do something similar.”
Aside from his adorable dogs, Jorge also enjoys spending time with his family.
Jorge, his father, and two brothers:
When asked who his biggest inspiration was, Jorge said it is his father. Jorge explained, “All the values that I have as a person, I learned from him. From him, I learned to keep my word and always be willing to learn new things."
Some more from our fun Q&A with Jorge:
What’s the last book you read? The Art of Start, Guy Kawasaki.
What are you passionate about? Right now, I’m passionate about my project - a health care center. It will be a center focused on the recovery of patients that requires any physiotherapy process. I’m building it right now in partnership with three other friends in my city. The idea is to improve the life of our patients with therapies that help them to recover.
What’s your favorite movie? Not a movie, but I love the series called “Billions.” It’s a really great drama that shows how a billionaire invests his money and all the things that happen based on the decisions taken.
Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? I would like to swap places with an astronaut. It would be nice to see the space from their perspective… But I don’t think that I could be there for too much time because I don’t use to feel comfortable in small spaces!
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? On my birthday 5 years ago, I got invited by a friend (whose birthday is the same day as mine) to travel to a farm close to our city. The owners of the farm were celebrating a birthday too, so I ended in a BBQ with almost 100 people who I have never seen in my life. It was a cool experience!
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Orange. I like the fruit and the color.
What is your favorite family tradition? I used to meet with my two brothers to watch football, usually on Sundays. We would order food and enjoy a good time.
Welcome to the team, Jorge! We are so glad you’re here.