Hello all! My name is Melissa and I am the latest rookie, resident whovian, and general fangirl at gap intelligence. I have been with the company just shy of a month and am part of the TCO project. “How did I find my way here to this awesome company?” you may be asking yourself. The story is quite short. I was born and raised here in San Diego, just over the hill towards Ocean Beach, not even five miles away from this very office. Not wanting to leave this awesome city, I attended San Diego State University (GO AZTECS!), graduating with my Bachelor’s in Psychology.

It has been a great first month with gap! It was a little intimidating at first, trying to break into such a close-knit group, after all it is very much a family here at gap. Thankfully everyone is extremely nice and welcoming. I was even given the job of mail-person extraordinaire my first week, which has definitely helped in learning everyone’s names as well as the layout of our labyrinth office.

Fortunately for me, there was a company wide meeting my second day here. Along with a brief and semi awkward yet painless interview session with yours truly, I was able to see what all of the different departments were up to, what their immediate goals were, and how they intended to accomplish them. There was even a safety tip for the month of November courtesy of gap’s resident hedgehog, Herbie!

All and all it was a perfect introduction to the company. gap intelligence is a values-led company, plain and simple. I am so excited to be a part of a team that is dedicated to their clients, each other and their community. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me at gap, where it will take me, what I will learn.