Published date: Wednesday, 28 June 2023

Employee spotlight: 
Marisa Vivoda

Life at LoopMe

What project or event has been your favorite to work on at LoopMe?
While being here at LoopMe, I have loved the sales offsites that we have at the beginning of each year. Since joining LoopMe in Covid and being mostly remote, it’s a great way to meet the people I work with frequently and get to know them a bit better. Typically, it’s a jam-packed few days of sharing knowledge between teams, celebrating successes and learning from mistakes that leaves everyone highly motivated for the year ahead!

Why did you decide to work in this industry?
I remember being on a field trip for my Environmental Sciences class senior year of high school, we went to Whole Foods. Part of the assignment while we were there was to look at the coloring of the walls in each section of the store and think about why the colors were chosen and how they affect the consumer journey. This assignment sparked my interest so much that I promptly went home that day and changed my prospective major at University of Dayton to Marketing instead of Physical Therapy. Go Flyers!

What motivates you to come to work?
My team! I get to work with the best people who support each other and work hard. We love to see each other succeed and are constantly learning from one another. I have made some of my best friends here at LoopMe and I am very thankful for that!

Who are you?

Tell us a bit about yourself
I am from the Chicago suburbs, now living in Chicago. The youngest child with three older brothers, I am a bit of an “oopsie” baby but definitely gave my parents the least trouble, so a blessing nonetheless!

Do you have any hobbies?
I consider myself a pretty crafty person! This year my craft of choice has been crocheting, I am so bad at it but it’s really fun! So far I have knit a beanie that is far too big to fit on anyones head and half of a baby blanket that is extremely uneven. By the end of the year my goal is to have something made that is somewhat usable.

Who would you consider your main role model and why?
My main role model was my grandma, Helen. She was very educated and intellectual, as a mom of 5 she got her masters in philosophy and worked in a lab doing cancer research. She instilled in us that it was very important to use your voice and advocate for yourself, and she did just that! Not to mention, she has a killer chicken cacciatore recipe.