Meeting the Voxer Staff: Part II

This is the second in a series of “Meet the Voxer Staff” posts. Today, we introduce the world to three more Voxer staffers, CJ, Tina, and TJ.

Meet CJ, Software Engineer
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What is the most interesting fact (about history, science, technology, etc.) that you know?
One of the coolest things I ever learned is the fact that there is more than one kind of infinity, and some kinds of infinities are larger than others. For instance, while there are an infinite number of natural numbers and an infinite number of real numbers, there are *more* real numbers than there are natural numbers.

What is a unique personal characteristic, hobby, or talent that you have?

I do some Olympic lifting, but mostly I’m into powerlifting. This means that I’m strong enough to win arguments with my coworkers by picking them up and throwing them. This is always a handy fallback when I can’t win my point on technical grounds.

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised in coastal Massachusetts. My parents live in a town that was once known as “Salem Village,” which you probably know as the site of the Salem witch hysteria. A short walk from their house is theRebecca Nurse homestead, where one of the women executed during the witch trials had lived.
What was your childhood / family nickname?

My full name is “Christine Joyce” but I have only *ever* been called that by angry elementary school teachers. My childhood nickname was “Chris”. In college I started going by my initials and that’s what stuck.
What’s your favorite movie?

Desk Set, starring Spencer Tracy as a computer efficiency expert and Katharine Hepburn as the reference librarian he’s sent to replace with a Electronic Brain. I always wanted to grow up to be Hepburn’s character in this movie. Sadly I grew up to be Spencer Tracy instead.

 
Here’s Tina, Graphic Designer
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What is the most interesting fact (about history, science, technology, etc.) that you know?

There are more than 4 billion cell phones in use. About 3 million cell phones are sold every day.

What is a unique personal characteristic, hobby, or talent that you have?

I have a strong passion for design that always pushes me to learn and try something new. I always get inspired by reading designer-related blogs. Right now, I am designing and making jewelry as a hobby.  🙂

Where were you born and raised?
Tehran, Iran.

What was your childhood / family nickname?
My close friends used to (and still) call me Tinaz.

What’s your favorite movie?

I love foreign films and I have so many favorites, but the last movie I saw that I really liked was Café de Flore.

Data Scientist, TJ


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What is the most interesting fact (about history, science, technology, etc.) that you know?

Our Galaxy, the Milky Way, will collide with its nearest (equivalently sized) neighbor, Andromeda, in approximately 5 billion years.  And I am responsible for naming the remnant left behind after the collision, Milkomeda!

What is a unique personal characteristic, hobby, or talent that you have?

I like surfing a lot, I like traveling a lot (been to 36 countries around the world), and I have been known to dance a little bit when I have too much to drink.  I own one suit and approximately 40 Hawaiian shirts (but I’d prefer if that ratio was even higher).

Where were you born and raised?

Santa Barbara, CA.

What was your childhood / family nickname?

Technically, TJ is a nickname.  🙂

What’s your favorite movie?

Besides Terms of Endearment?  Hmmmm, I have garnered extreme enjoyment from The Big LebowskiRaising ArizonaOffice Space, and all the James Bond films.

Be on the lookout for more profiles in the near future.  Engineers: look out for the next post; we’re planning to get a bit more technical.

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