RLG has some impressive employees in its ranks: from industry influencers to marathon runners, from analysts to authors. The Employee Spotlight series aims to highlight the talented individuals who work here. Each week, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.
For this month’s Employee Spotlight, we spoke with Alex Twiss. Here at RLG, Alex is a Data Analyst on the Marketing/Accounting Team.
Alex graduated from SMU with a double major in public relations and economics and a double minor in corporate communications and data analytics. She has several years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, analyzing everything from compliance and regulation, to workflow productivity and operation ratios. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and competing in orienteering.
How long have you been at RLG? 2 years. I started in February of 2018.
How did you hear about RLG? Why did you want to work here? A professor at SMU introduced me to the COO at the time. RLG was interested in setting up and using a database that was in its infancy stages at the time. Starting something from scratch and having ownership in it was, and is, very exciting to me.
What is the most challenging project you've worked on during your time here so far? Implementing our new database and developing our current website are the most challenging projects I have worked on so far.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at RLG? Keep it simple. Engineers like their information quick and to the point.
What’s your favorite thing about working in Marketing/Accounting here? The diversity of my projects is my favorite thing about working in Data Analytics at RLG. Solving problems and finding a way to get meaningful information to our leaders is my passion. This means that one day I am compiling data from multiple sources and the next I am identifying key points to present usable big picture information. Having an influence on how and where we collect data makes me excited to go to work each day.
What's the first thing that you do when you start working every day? Check for system errors and Google Analytics alerts that may have occurred overnight.
What’s your workspace like? Minimalist? Homey? Neat? My home office includes lots of pictures of friends and family. My work office is fairly minimalistic with a few maps to brighten my day. I have a love for all types of maps.
Do you have a go-to sound or song that you listen to when you need to just start working? Listening to music while I work helps me focus. My music is a crazy mixed bag of 60s, 80s punk, Broadway musicals, 90s alternative, country and current pop.
If RLG announced a last-minute day off for tomorrow, what would you do with your suddenly free day? Spend the time working on a home improvement project or head out for a quick camping trip.
What would you do if you weren’t working at RLG? For more than 17 years I worked in the pharmaceutical industry. I would probably work as an analyst for a health insurance or drug company.