06 Jul Interview with Christian Stein
Christian is one of our newest QA Engineers and an exciting addition to our team!
Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?
I was born in West Germany and grew up in Brazil. I went to high school and college in Southern California.
What sparked your interest in Science?
One of my favorite childhood toys was a microscope. My father is a geologist and my mother studied botany.
Did you have any specific role models? If so, who were they?
In real life, my mother. She gave a great example of hard work and loyalty to family.
What would you say to a young person considering a career in science or computers?
Follow your dreams. Enjoy the learning journey.
What is important to you personally? I.e.what things do you value most in life?
I value healthy relationships and a healthy lifestyle (without being obsessive about it).
What are some of the challenges you have faced either in your career or personally that you feel have helped you become the successful person you are?
I have faced some poverty in my youth, amongst other challenges. It’s important to consistently do the right things, year after year. The rewards will come eventually. If my loved ones are safe and healthy, I consider myself successful.
What do you enjoy about being part of the Studylog team?
I like the family atmosphere.
What do you do for fun?
I like to watch mixed martial arts events. I travel when I can. I also enjoy Marvel comic books and listening to the band Queen.