#WeAreArity Wednesday: Songye Jackson
When my friend asks me what it is that I do again, I say…
I provide executive administrative support to the SVP of Analytics. I am also a member of the Arity Analytics “How We Grow” team. I assist with onboarding as well as team-building initiatives to promote employee engagement and establish Arity as a positive work environment. I have also been tackling people team projects in our department which focuses on facilitating the personal and professional development of our Analytics team. Lastly, I get to work with the brightest talent around! I’m lucky enough to work with people that I can call my friends and family!
In your own words, what is Arity?
Arity is a tech startup founded by Allstate. We’re a mobility data and analytics company. We’re using mobility data to make transportation smarter, safer, and more useful for everyone.
What is your work for home set up like?
It depends on the day, the weather, and my mood. I might work from my dining room table, front porch, kitchen, or my bonus arts and crafts room
We all commuted into the office prior to COVID, how are you spending the extra time?
I’ve been taking my time in the mornings to absolutely savor my 1st cup of coffee of the day. My dog (Zora) and my potbelly pig (Evillene) have enjoyed lengthy, daily walks as well 😊
Most people don’t know that …
- I have a pet mini potbelly pig
- I want to own, run and live on an animal rescue farm
- and I used to be a massage therapist
The theme song of my life is…
Would you get in a self-driving car? Why or why not?
Nope! I just don’t trust self-driving cars. We can blame it on the Terminator franchise 😊
Favorite innovation pioneer?
Garrett Morgan – An African American Innovator who made a huge impact on technology. After witnessing an accident between a horse-drawn carriage and an automobile, Morgan had an idea. His three-position traffic signal, patented in 1923, helped save lives at a time when cars, horses, and pedestrians all shared the road.