1) Name?

Kristina Goeglein

2) How did you get to gap intelligence?

I came to San Diego for school, graduated in 2017, and never left–because why would you ever want to leave San Diego? After working for Sony Electronics for a year after graduating, I decided that a huge, multinational corporation wasn’t where I wanted to invest my time and energy. I transitioned to a Systems Assistant position at PLNU, where I worked for almost two years before looking for a company that aligns more closely with my values and goals. Then I found gap intelligence! And I’m so excited to be here.

3) What values lead you?

Three of the values I hold closest are growth, light-heartedness, and whole-heartedness. Going through life with the learner, always-a-student mindset helps challenge my perspective, deepen my understanding of those around me, and grow my skills and knowledge. Light- and whole-heartedness go hand-in-hand. I try to do everything to the fullest while not taking life or myself too seriously. I’ve found that this balance encourages me to both acknowledge and learn from my mistakes, and be resilient to failure, making the best of every situation.

4) What skills are you bringing to gap intelligence and what skills are you excited to learn?

With a background mostly in systems and operations, I bring with me an understanding of detail-oriented processes and how to make the system we use work best for us. I love to hear the needs of the user and fine-tune a system to allow its users to thrive in their own context. I’m looking forward to diving into learning about Excel and all that it can do for our reporting purposes.

5) If you could have any superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it?

If I could have any superpower, it would be the ability to make plants grow at lightning speed. I love plants–for food, for the beauty they add to our homes and nature, and for their air-purifying qualities. Being able to grow any plant as fast as I wanted would be so super.

Watercolor painting of green house plants


6) What’s the quirkiest thing about you that you’re willing to admit?

I have way too many plants (inside and outside my apartment) and I spend a lot of time with them. I can’t help adding to the collection when I see or learn about new plants, and I love them all. Every Sunday morning, I spend a lot of time with them–watering, repotting, planting. It’s the best day of my week!

7) What’s your favorite thing to do in San Diego?

My favorite thing to do in San Diego is finding new places to soak up the sun. Where else can you spend all day outside almost any day of the year? Anything you can do outside is my favorite–hiking, gardening, going to the beach, hanging out in Balboa Park, biking. We live in the most beautiful place, so spending time outside enjoying it is my favorite!

8) What is the best treat in the world?

The best sweet treat is avocado ice cream–sweet but not too sweet, creamy, and flavorful. You can’t go wrong!

Do you have what it take to be a gapper? We’re hiring. Head to our culture section to learn more about open positions. We’re conducting phone interviews as we work towards flattening the curve. Stay safe and healthy. We’re all in this together.