The one thing that really defines Giraffe Social Media are the people who we have working here! We appreciate how each person’s individualities and unique skills can make our office a far more vibrant place to work and help to develop our constantly evolving service - and whenever somebody new joins us, we get rather giddy...
This week we are incredibly excited to be able to introduce to you a brand new member of the Giraffe family, Sheleena Cameron! Sheleena recently graduated from the University of Essex where she studied English Language and Literature. We stole her for a few moments to see what makes her tick...
Describe yourself in three words, one adjective, one verb and one noun.
Sheleena is fun.
Clever. Obviously you studied English at University - did you enjoy it, did you do anything fun, join any societies etc…
I did enjoy! I didn’t really like the language bit at the end of it but I enjoyed it all the same! The only thing I joined was the Cheerleading team - a very successful team I might add. Other than that I worked at Starbucks at the SU which was fun.
What made you study English Language and Literature?
Nothing much apart from the fact that I’m good at English and I like reading.
Fair enough! So what drove you to apply to work with Giraffe?
I can’t remember, it was a while ago - I think it was June! I was looking for jobs that I knew I could actually do, and when I saw the Giraffe job description the main thing I noticed was the company values, which I knew I could really get on board with. So I was like, “this sounds like fun, let’s try here!”
What are you most looking forward to about working here?
Getting good at table tennis, and also the bake offs - I love baking! Although the standard here has been ridiculously high so I’m going to have to practice.
What's the weirdest thing about the Giraffe team that you’ve noticed since starting here?
Nothing much, at first I found it odd that everybody was bare foot but then I thought, “why not?!”
What was the last picture you took on your phone?
Oh I was on holiday. It was a selfie on the bus that takes you from the terminal to the plane, we were a little delayed because there was too much in the hand luggage...
What actor would play your fictional nemesis?
Oh… I just don’t know! Somebody ridiculously dramatic like Andy Samberg. Just because you’d want to laugh, and I’d imagine my story to be a bit of a comedy. Something like Scott Pilgrim Vs the World… Except not as long… That film is LONG.
What’s the weirdest dream you can remember?
My Nan died (she’s not really dead, I’m pretty sure she’s going to outlive me), and for some reason the amount of money we had inherited was written on ketchup sachets...
If you could have a pet anything what would it be?
Hmm… Well I’d want something practical… potentially a Hippogriff because that would be pretty cool and certainly help me save money on airfare!
Do you ever doubt the existence of others?
Wow, that’s quite existential… No?... I think?...
What question do you hate having to answer?
Where are you from, drives me insane!
Have you ever collected those stickers you get on fruits?
Pretty sure I must have as a child! You know, you get a banana, take the sticker off, stick it on your lunchbox, standard.
Any dietary requirements we should be aware of?
I am allergic to a random additive, but I don’t know what it is yet. So I could eat something and potentially my throat could close, but we don’t know what that is… it adds something of sense of adventure to mealtimes.
Wow. We’ll be sure to keep an eye on that. What's your favourite abstract noun?
I don’t know! Could be dream? You could say I’m a dreamer… But I’m not the only one.
What superpower do you wish you had?
Oh, apparition, 100 percent! You’d just have to leave a second before you had to get somewhere, I’d get so much more sleep. Or the ability to find anything immediately without fail...
Lastly, what is love?
Baby, don’t hurt me.