#WeAreArity Wednesday: Hillary Mahoney
When my friend asks me what it is that I do again, I say…
At Arity, I am a data analyst supporting the overall quality of Arity’s data.
In your own words, what is Arity?
To me, Arity is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the world.
We’re concerned with the way people move and travel, but I think our data and research could also be used to better understand broader environmental issues that stem from transportation (e.g. emissions pollution, depletion of nonrenewable resources, etc.)
My favorite mode of transportation is…
Planes (flying) when traveling anywhere that takes longer than 5-6 hours to drive. Day to day around the city, I prefer to walk or bike whenever possible.
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me…
Depending on the weather, you can either find me curled up watching movies or reading. Or, you can find me outside enjoying the weather in some form of fashion.
If you could volunteer for any cause, what would it be? Why?
Any organization or cause related to teaching or tutoring kids; every child deserves an opportunity to learn. I grew up loving school and I tutored throughout college; there are few things that top the moment and feeling when the subject-matter finally clicks for the student. It’s even better when they become confident and passionate about a subject because they were finally taught in a way or at a pace that they can comprehend and truly understand the concepts.
Most people don’t know …
I am from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (aka a Yooper). Some people don’t even know where/what Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is.
The theme song of my life is…
It pains me to admit this, but it would probably be a Taylor Swift song.
Talk to your rideshare driver or silent ride?
I definitely don’t initiate the conversation but will keep the conversation going if the driver is a talker. So, it really just depends on the driver!
Would you get in a self-driving car? Why or why not?
I would get in a self-driving car if I was able to take control if necessary. It would be a bit nerve-racking at first, but overall, I think it would be a cool experience – kind of like the simulation rides at theme parks!
Favorite innovation pioneer?
I don’t know if she’s necessarily an innovation pioneer, but Malala Yousafzai for her work around protecting children’s rights as well as promoting educational rights for women all over the world.