In this blog post in our interview series I would like to introduce Lauren Ryan. She interned with us during the summer of 2015.
Meet Lauren. She is diligent and methodical. Her fearless determination and enthusiasm to figure things out, and tackle issues is unsurpassed.
Name, Company, Title, City
Lauren Ryan; Infinity Interactive; Intern; Salem, OR
When did you first work with Infinity?
I started with Infinity on June 15th, 2015.
What are six words you think of when you think of Infinity?
Inventive, talented, versatile, resourceful, funny, supportive
How do you recharge?
My favorite way to recharge is going to the beach. The beaches in Oregon are generally pretty cold, but they still do the trick. If that is not possible I love curling up with a good book and getting lost in another world for a bit. Which can still be difficult, as my 4-year old daughter seems quite averse to allowing me uninterrupted time to enjoy things besides her. Good thing she is so darling!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I think I would want to be able to manipulate matter at the atomic level. As far as why, it just seems like it would be incredibly flexible as well as fun. It could be used for attack or defense, since whenever a super hero shows up there seems to be a super villain as well. I'd like to think I'd go the super hero route, anyway :) you could also do amazing things like build castles out of diamonds (move over Queen Elsa!) and create new materials never seen before. It wouldn't be all fun and games though, I think you'd need to have a good functional knowledge of atomic physics to appropriately construct what you wanted to create, and it could be very dangerous so there would be level of risk involved while learning. See? Best of all worlds. Unlimited possibilities and intellectually stimulating :).
What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?
I have found that I really love driving around in my convertible- I recently acquired my dad's old BMW 328i. Unfortunately it's often rainy here in Oregon, and it's not nearly as fun to have the top down then. The car is still a great drive though, even with the top up!
If you ruled the world, what would you change on day one?
I'd be very tempted to make a worldwide holiday celebrating my cat (he's totally amazing :) ), but I would probably want to start out by doing something more practical and helpful. I think that I would arrange to visit a few of the areas in need of the most help and set up a plan to alleviate the worst need and slowly start improving quality of life. Drastic changes are rarely beneficial in the long run. But I definitely think that the first step would be getting as accurate an idea as possible of what was going on in the world.
If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
Sea otter. They are so cute and playful! And they get to be in the ocean all the time, which I would love. They are also very intelligent, social, and get to eat yummy seafood all day! (My second choice would be a cat :) ).
If you could know the answer to any question, besides "what is the meaning of life?", what would it be?
Besides what are the next winning lottery numbers?