Employee Spotlight: Samantha Kaplan

Name: Samantha Kaplan

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Joined: October 2019

Department(s): Product

Spoken Languages: English

What excites you about being part of the Cherre family?
I am genuinely excited to come into work every day and sit next to extremely intelligent people. I am constantly learning something new whether it be from a product, real estate, or data perspective. I also have seen first hand the immense value that our product brings to clients which is exciting and motivating! 

At Cherre, we are all snow leopards – what are you working on and what makes you unique? 
I am currently working on reducing technical debt and building a more scalable system. This will enable Cherre to continue to grow and onboard new clients while providing a seamless customer experience. I am developing a strong sense of domain knowledge with the data itself and how our clients use Cherre. 

How do you give back to the community to change our world for the better?   
I am very involved with my University Alumni Community as head of the communications committee for the NYC Board. I develop communication strategies for events ranging from community service to alumni lectures. These events bring the alumni community together and facilitate personal / professional growth and education. 

What keeps you curious and engaged to grow personally/professionally?   
I have always had an innate sense of curiosity and interest in my own personal and professional growth. This has led me to pursue a career in technology as it is a constantly changing space. Specifically, my role in product keeps me engaged because I work cross functionally and am given the opportunity to learn and grow along the way. I know my personal and professional growth is being facilitated constantly at Cherre, not only because of the work itself, but because I am surrounded by extremely talented, motivated, and intelligent people who take an interest in my growth. 

What do you like to do outside of work?
Outside of work I love to spend time with family and friends. You will often find me trying new restaurants. I also love taking classes — anything ranging from a trendy workout class to a standup comedy or SEO marketing class. I also love to travel whenever I can. 

What is the last book you read/movie you watched?
1917 – a fantastic and beautiful film! 

If your life were being turned into a movie, who would play you or narrate your story?
Amy Poehler or Meryl Streep