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.