Employee Spotlight: Ciara Adkins

by | Sep 29, 2017

Where are you from?

I was born on the Air Force base in Langley, Virginia but grew up in Floss­moor, Illi­nois (a south­ern suburb of Chicago).

Two random facts about you:

I have mild synes­the­sia, so I asso­ciate numbers with colors (I told my dad about this when I was younger and he thought I was crazy).

Many people cringe at this one: My teeth are super insen­si­tive so I can bite/chew popsicles/ice cream bars with no problem.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

Other than working out, my only other hobby is music. I grew up playing clas­si­cal piano and now I sing/write/produce. I’ve been writing for about 10 years now, but put out my first song on Spotify last fall and it has over 160k streams! Now I’m working towards finish­ing up an EP.

What super­hero power would you have and why?

I’ve always wanted to fly! We had the broad­way musical version of Peter Pan (with Cathy Rigby) on VHS growing up and I was obsessed.

What are 4 things you can’t live without?

  1. Family/friends
  2. My keyboard
  3. Medi­ta­tion
  4. Travel

Describe what you were like at age 10.

Surpris­ingly senti­men­tal! I actu­ally cried at midnight when I turned 10 because I was so sad that I’d never be able to have a single digit age again. I was also a compet­i­tive gymnast growing up, so at this age I was beating boys at pull-up compe­ti­tions and outrun­ning them playing foot­ball at recess.

Favorite place in Atlanta?

Pied­mont Park! I’ve played in a couple of soft­ball leagues there during there and on the week­ends I like to just go alone, find a nice place to sit, and enjoy the fresh air.

Why do you think digital intel­li­gence is impor­tant?

Digital intel­li­gence gives busi­ness people a way to make educated deci­sions based off of data! I believe that it is so much easier to make deci­sions (whether busi­ness related or not) when they are based off of past behav­iors.

What’s your favorite thing about working at Search Discovery?

The fact that I can say that I like the people I work with! So many people I know cannot say the same about their jobs. It makes work even better when you’re actu­ally looking forward to seeing the people there.