Grokker profile – Doria 杨淼
Describe yourself in three words.
Passionate, curious, responsible
When did you join Grok?
May 2016 – time flies and it’s been almost three years.
What was your first job in international education?
I worked as an IELTS trainer at New Oriental after finishing my Master’s degree and about six months later, I came to Grok. Working in international education field has always been my first choice and now I can say I did make a right decision.
What does international education mean for you?
When I was a student, it meant opportunity for me. I can say the experience of studying abroad has changed me in many ways. I learnt to be more critical, positive, independent and open-minded.
Now for me international education means a career and responsibilities. I should be responsible for my clients to always finish my work with high quality. I should also be responsible for students and help them to seize the opportunity and make better choices about their futures.
What is one of the most satisfying outcomes you’ve helped a client to achieve?
As a marketing officer, one of my daily responsibilities is to manage social media platforms for our clients and interact with students and parents. Last year we helped one of our clients collect nearly two hundred on-line inquires from students and it turned out 40 of them did apply for that university.
What is your favourite movie?
Animations! I like animations from Disney, Universal Studio and Dream Works. My favourite characters are the minions, Nick and Judy from Utopia and my Moana, who is not a traditional Disney princess and tried her best to saved the world.
What is your dream travel destination? Why?
Barcelona Spain. I actually have been to Barcelona once in 2015. When we had already got our tickets for Park Güell and were about to enter the park, my friends’ wallets was stolen. So you know our moods were totally ruined and we just headed back to our hotel instead of visiting the park. I really like Gaudi’s architecture work and I wish I could have a second chance to go to Barcelona and visit Park Güell in the future.
When it is time to relax, what do you like to do?
Do nothing, just like Bruno Mars’s Lazy Song goes: today I don’t feel like doing anything, I just wanna lay in my bed. That’s me.
What is something other Grokkers probably don’t know about you?
When I was a kid, I learnt dancing for eight years. But I can’t remember any movements now.
What was your favourite subject at high school? Why?
Physics. I don’t have any particular reasons. Maybe it’s because I had no talent in Chemistry or Biology or any other subjects, anyway life is fair, so I did quite well in physics.
What is something you’ve learned from somebody inspirational?
“Every day you wake up with a new chance. A chance to start again and a chance to be better. What’s past is past, leave it there and focus on your future.”