On her musical upbringing
My parents don’t have any formal musical training, but there’s always been music at home, especially Valencian folk music. My dad’s always singing and my mum’s always whistling, and I am both a very good whistler and a very good singer. Or at least I used to be a very good singer: I took lessons as a child and was in a choir until I was 16, when I decided I wanted to do other things with my time. I still have a nice voice though, even if my technique is rubbish. Up until a couple of years ago, I was singing in bands either as a lead or backing singer, and now my main performances are singing and playing ukulele at my friends’ weddings – one day I’m gonna have to start charging them.
On transitioning from teacher to Team Lead
Most of my mum’s side of the family are teachers. Originally, I thought, “No, no, I’m not going to be you,” but in reality, I – like most people who’ve studied linguistics and translation – ended up becoming a teacher, specialising in Spanish and English. I only did that for two-and-a-half years, but my teaching background still comes through in my work at DICE. I’m quite empathetic, not only with fans, but with my reports: I understand that they have lives and their own stuff going on. And I’m quite patient when it comes to explaining new processes and new information to anyone that’s just coming into the company.