Employee Spotlight: Lena Memmott

Name: Magdalen Grace Memmott aka Lena… or, on my bad days, Lisa

Role at Ripple: Programs Administrator… but let’s just break that down: I help cultivate and maintain our company culture, perform all HR duties and benefits administration so y’all can keep your health in check, recruiting/hiring our SUPERSTAR team, contract representative, and business operations assistant – someone has to help the 3 musketeers keep stuff organized, assist with grant preparation and submission – $$$, assist with office management and marketing when time allows, and when needed, I act as the resident Validation Station 😉

Role outside Ripple: Dog mom, forever fiancée, niece-snuggler, family gal, wine and cheese enthusiast, mountain-lover, Utah-Jazz-and-WFT-supporter, movie buff, opera-aficionado, ex-Marylander, Validation Station for friends and family, spin-class-faithful, and somewhere between a Dolly Parton and Morticia Addams wannabe.

What do you do when you’re not selling your soul to Ripple: This question is invalid. I’m always selling my soul to Ripple – ha! For the reals… you can usually find me skiing down the mountain or doing some sort of cooking experiment. I love watching or playing any sport I can – from baseball to basketball to football, traveling, volunteering, playing the piano, playing games/cards, reading, and donning any black apparel and pink lip gloss I can get my hands on. I don’t enjoy it but I’m also renovating a house with my forever fiancée. One star. Do not recommend this process.

Favorite (legal) activity in Salt Lake City: Skiing and more skiing. When I’m done with that, a bit of skiing. Duh!

Favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City: If you know me, you know this is a hard one to pin down. I’m gonna go with Copper Onion. If you haven’t had their Ricotta Dumplings, you’re not living your best life.

One fact about you: My family lived in Switzerland for one year when I was 7 years old.

Why you chose Ripple: Um, have you met these people we work with? They are the best of the best – hands down. I was also very drawn to our mission. The people and the mission keep me working even in the toughest of circumstances (like a pandemic!) I remember my interview process being very positive and encouraging. I felt like I was in the right place as soon as I stepped foot in the door.

Why you enjoy Ripple: Same reasons – the people and the mission. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to make a difference in our world and to do it alongside a team that is equally passionate and… well, they are just really really damn decent people. I feel like I’m constantly learning from my fellow Ripplers as a colleague and as a friend. Bonus: They make me laugh and give me great book recommendations!

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