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Employee Highlight: Lauren McKenna

By Emily Zalla

WHAT IS YOUR POSITION HERE AT HYPERQUAKE?

Project Leader

WHEN DID YOU START WORKING AT HYPERQUAKE?

I started as a co-op for the fabulous Client Leadership team in January of 2013. I am now a Project Leader and have been for almost 3 years.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND RAISED?

I was born and raised right here in Cincinnati, the good old west side to be exact!

WHAT HOBBIES OR PASSIONS DO YOU HAVE?

I recently renovated my first home with my husband, Sean. I’ve found I have a ton of passion around home design, decor, and reimagining a physical space. I love a good before and after picture!

I am also very passionate about animals. If I could, I would adopt every pet in need of a home. I have two labrador retrievers and they are the most amazing companions.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS, T.V. SHOWS, AND MOVIES?

Some of my favorite bands include: Walk the Moon, Third Eye Blind, Coldplay, The Lumineers, and many more! Music is definitely something I could never live without. When it comes to t.v. shows & movies, I am definitely a binge watcher. Some of my favorite movies and shows are: House of Cards, Ray Donovan, Homeland, Mad Max: Fury Road, and anything from the 80’s. 80’s movies are by far my fav.

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO GET INTO YOUR FIELD OF WORK?

I got into this field of work initially because I love working with people and working across teams. It was then that I feel in love with the amazing work we do at Hyperquake everyday.

WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE CLIENTS YOU’VE WORKED WITH IN YOUR CAREER AND WHY?

I can honestly say that all of the clients I’ve worked with in my career have been great. One of the best parts about Hyperquake is that we have the opportunity to work with different types of clients across an array of industries. I feel like I learn something new almost every day.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE EXPERIENCE AT HYPERQUAKE?

My favorite experiences at Hyperquake are definitely our annual State of the Quake and our company outings. We always do something new and different.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF PROJECTS?

Growing up both of my parents and many of extended family members worked in local hospitals. This definitely gave me a love and appreciation for the healthcare space. I also really enjoy working on digital projects and doing consumer research.

WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Lately, I have been very inspired by the city of Cincinnati. Working downtown gives me the opportunity to see so much change and great things happening for this city. I am proud to be a resident of the Queen City!

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT?

Currently I am working to learn more about the digital space and how it impacts the work we do at Hyperquake. There are so many new technologies and endless amounts of data that can be leveraged to improve a brand or experience.

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