GET TO KNOW: LAURA

Communications Growth Associate

What is Laura’s happy place?

Being surrounded by my community, whether that’s friends or family back in Slovakia. I find peace in having lunch at my grandparents’ house and catching up after a long time away. I also try to escape to the seaside as much as possible, where I usually surf and play beach volleyball (preferably not both in one day!).

What are you most looking forward to at Made By Giants?

I applied for the role at Made By Giants to merge my passion for creative communications and working in a startup that focuses on relevant issues. I wanted to work with people who are intellectually curious, kind, dynamic and genuine team players. Luckily, Made By Giants combines all these aspects. I am also excited about learning all things tech and collaborating with the creative team on integrated communications strategies.

How do you spend your free time?

Going to gigs (of any genre) in cosy venues warms my heart. I have been close to music since my childhood – I remember having no difficulty spending eight-hour-long car drives staring out of the window and listening to music. I also unwind by walking around London and taking snaps of people, objects, or funny situations with my Fujifilm X-T30. Following my curiosity and getting to know human stories is what keeps me going.

Why did Laura move to the UK?

Coming from a small town in Slovakia, I was drawn to the international aspects of living in the UK. Maybe that’s why I chose to study international relations. Also, because I enjoy sports, I did my Bachelor’s degree at the University of Warwick, which has a campus with an engaged sports community. I later moved to London, where I studied Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies – yes, the name is THAT long. I quickly learnt that if I put myself out there, London would be a great place to meet interesting people and develop professionally. So, I decided to stay, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

FUN FACTS ABOUT LAURA

  • Her favourite apps are those that synchronise with her Spotify account (she’s a fan of APIs!)
  • She speaks four languages (Slovak, German, English, French)
  • She enjoys starting conversations with strangers (much to the annoyance of her friends)
  • She joined a hip-hop class for newbies but struggles to remember the choreography!
  • Her thesis was on documentary filmmaking in Syria (she knows giant topics)
  • As an avid music lover, she geeks out on discovering new artists

WHAT LAURA IS THINKING…

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