DataGrail’s Employee Spotlight series highlights the person behind the professional, digging deep and discovering what drives our team members.
Tiffany Chen joined the Sales team at DataGrail after graduating Cum Laude at Princeton University. During her time at Princeton, Tiffany served as the captain of the Women’s Tennis Team and earned a degree in Economics. Parallel to her studies, Tiffany also founded Karyo, a review platform for concerts & festivals and spent a summer at Deutsche Bank on the Global Markets team.
What excites you about being part of the DataGrail team?
Consumer privacy is something I’ve been following and learning more about in recent years and it’s so exciting to be part of revolutionizing the landscape! I also love the feeling of being on a lean team that’s moving quickly and it has been very fun seeing the vision for DataGrail’s grand mission crystallize with every passing month. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that all my coworkers are awesome.
What’s your role at DataGrail, and how do you see yourself growing over the next 2 years?
I started out as an outbound sales rep helping book cold meetings but within a few months my responsibilities shifted to iterating on our inbound sales process. I’m now helping provide lift on some marketing projects and it’s been fun learning about pipeline generation from a different angle. In the next 2 years I hope to keep taking on projects across the wide scope of enabling pipeline generation and to learn more about how to help a great startup succeed!
What has been your favorite project or challenge you’ve worked on in your academic or professional career?
Building a concert review website from scratch with an awesome team during Princeton’s accelerator program. I love concerts & festivals so it was a really fun passion project. It was also an incredible experience to work with a tight-knit team that didn’t have a lot of experience but a whole lot of grit to learn and make it work.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Speak other languages fluently or swim well, as I am very mediocre in both of these domains. I speak Shanghainese (a dialect of Mandarin) well enough that I could probably find my way back home if I were dropped in the middle of Shanghai, and I could probably swim to safety if I were on a boat that sank about 30 feet from shore. It would be nice to be good at both of these things though.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love reading old books (from Victorian literature to historical fiction), running, taking pictures of my shiba inu, and going on long walks with pals.
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