December 11, 2017

Employee spotlight: 16 questions with Isis Peguero

We’re thankful for our team of talented, hardworking engineers.

Employee spotlight: 16 questions with Isis Peguero

This month, meet Isis Peguero, associate product manager on the LensMechanix team.

  1. Name: Isis Peguero

  2. Title: Associate Product Manager

  3. Briefly describe what you do all day. I make sure that I’m doing my part to contribute to the development of LensMechanix. Whether it’s answering customer questions, testing the latest beta version, or writing a feature spec, I make sure that LensMechanix meets our users’ standards and expectations.

  4. What’s the best thing about your job? I like my job, and I feel lucky to say that. I believe that I have grown a lot while working at Zemax, both personally and professionally. I have found an interest in product management, and I didn’t expect to find that. I like that I get to try new things at Zemax, and I get tasks that help me learn more and expand my area of expertise.

  5. What’s the best thing about Zemax? Being able to work with smart and driven people. Zemax has such amazing people that are supportive and are always willing to help.

  6. What does your workspace look like? It tends to be pretty neat while I’m away. I have a few pictures. I also have a few toys, such as a TMNT Michelangelo action figure, a Hot Wheels car, and green army men, to name just a few. There is also a variety of food and snacks.

  7. Who is one of your role models and why? The women in my family are my role models. My mother is amazing. She’s taught me to work hard under any circumstances. If it wasn’t for her teachings, I don’t know if I’d be here at Zemax today.

  8. What’s been one of your proudest moments working at Zemax? Being able to contribute to the development of LensMechanix is something that I am very proud of. I love taking on new tasks that improve our products, and seeing the feature specs that I’ve written come to life in the product is such an amazing feeling.

  9. What do you like to do when you’re not at the office? I like to spend time outdoors, whether that’s going for a walk, or going hiking or fishing with my partner. I go rock climbing every so often. I also like to cook and go to concerts.

  10. What inspires you? Being a role model for my niece. She’s 10 years old, and she’s such a smart kid. Whenever I think I can’t do something, I just remind myself that I need to be a role model for her, and that inspires me.  

  11. Fill in the blank: I once met… Denice Frohman. She’s an award-winning poet, educator, and performer. She’s amazing!

  12. Fill in the blank: I’d most like to have dinner with… If I could go back in time, Frida Kahlo!

  13. If you could pick one superpower, what would it be? Flying

  14. What is the song title that best describes your personality? Flawless Remix by Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj

  15. Favorite app? Spotify (Premium, of course), I love music!

  16. Favorite cause? Justice and equal rights.

You can read more on Isis’ thoughts on gender equity in engineering here.

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