Q: Who are you? Where are you from?
A: Hi, I’m Morgan. I’m born and raised in Minnesota, but I’ve lived in a variety of different places! Some of the more interesting: Alaska, Florida, France, Ireland, and the U.K.
Q: What’s your background? What did you do before Modulate?
A: Oh boy, what DIDN’T I do? I’m an Army vet, particle astrophysicist, data scientist, software engineer, and retail hero. I spent several years helping child victims of crimes and before that in IT. I’m also a Twitch broadcaster!
Q: Why are you joining Modulate?
A: Because I am absolutely thrilled by the vision of Modulate! ToxMod is much needed, from my viewpoint as a fervent gamer since youth. VoiceWear would be phenomenal both in player comfort and in combating gender/sex-based toxicity as well!
Q: What’s the voice skin you’re most excited to use, and how do you plan to use it?
A: We’ll get a little personal here: I’m excited to find a voice that aligns more properly with my gender. I always say to folks that I love this voice, but it’s not MY voice.
Q: Can you tell us about the best community you’ve been a part of online?
A: The LGBTQIA+ streaming community that I’ve integrated into has been literally one of the best things to happen to my life. The folks are so welcoming and understanding of each individual’s quirks and needs, and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.
Q: What’s your ideal work environment? Any special strategies you use to stay effective?
A: I definitely love when a team is willing to really get together and enjoy their work day together (perish the thought, amirite?) I had a wonderful experience with my support and analyst team at a startup here in Minnesota, and I’ve wanted to work in that again ever since! Definitely take breaks to refresh and get a new perspective on difficult tasks, and some good banter + constructive help on a tricky piece of work are wonderful!
Q: Tell us about something you must have in any culture you join?
A: Please be gamers. PLEASE! I worked at one engineering gig and NOBODY else played board- or video games. I’ve grown up gaming and being able to cut loose after work or on break and get to know teammates as humans is integral to a healthy work-life balance!
Q: Who are you outside of work?
A: A very complicated individual. No, seriously! Outside of work I foster large-breed rescue dogs, skate in roller derby, and broadcast on Twitch! Someday I’ll get back into fencing, too.
Q: What’s something you’re great at that few people realize?
A: I think a lot of people don’t see the importance of exacting word choice. Say what you mean, and mean what you say and you’ll avoid a lot of headaches later!
Q: Leave us with a fun tidbit - a favorite joke, a story from your past, an obscure riddle, whatever you like!
A: I’ll leverage one of my favorite quotes (for which I still haven’t found the author): “There is no shame in not knowing. The shame lies in not finding out.”