Employee Spotlight: Ciara Adkins
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?
- My keyboard
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.