10 Questions with…Julie Maia

by | Dec 8, 2014 | 10 Questions with..., Blog posts

It’s time for another set of “10 Questions with…”. This time, we’re putting the spotlight on a member of our Engineering team, Julie Maia!

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What is the best thing about working at Schneider Electric?
The people…the diversity of cultures and talent I am surrounded by, inspires me every day!

What is the best piece of advice that you have ever received and/or given?
“Carpe Diem” – Seize the day & Believe in yourself! The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

What was your first job?
Going back a few years…My first job was working for an English family in a local eatery in Lagos, Portugal.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a performer…more so a dancer…I still dance…I will always dance!

What are five words that best describe you?
Happy, considerate, helpful, generous, and a little crazy 😉

Where is one place you have never been to, but would love to visit?
Brazil…my dream has always been to go to Brazil and samba during the Carnival Celebrations!!!

If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive, who would it be and why?
My Grandfather Pedro Ramos. I would love the opportunity to meet the man my mother has always spoke of so highly of and loved so very much. He was born in 1882 and lived through many challenges…it would be an honor to meet him and hold him close.

If you could have any superpower in the world, what would it be and why?
To have the ability to heal others, not just physically, but in all aspects of life…no one should live in this world suffering, hungry, homeless, in despair, in pain or alone…

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
My Crazy Life (and Family)

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
Jennifer Lopez 😉

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