Please join us in welcoming Amy Hartstein to Quizlet. Amy is joining the User Ops team, which means she'll be working on customer support and making the experience better for our users!
Amy attended Medfield High School in Medfield, Massachusetts, and then graduated from the University of California, Davis. At UC Davis, Amy majored in International Relations and minored in East Asian Languages and Cultures, focusing on Japanese. After she finished college, she moved to the Ehime Prefecture in Japan for two years and taught English at eight schools through the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. In her free time, Amy loves to read and has read a book every week for the last year and a half. She also enjoys swimming, cooking, hiking, and volunteering with elementary and middle school students at her YMCA.
Read on to learn more about Amy:
Quizlet: Who's taught you the most?
Amy: My family (especially my parents) have definitely taught me the most. They're the best. Hi, Mom!
Q: Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?
A: The main reason I decided to work at Quizlet is because it's such a useful resource for students. The first time I saw Quizlet, I immediately wished I'd known about it when I was a student learning Japanese and when I was teaching English. It would have been such a helpful tool! In particular, I am excited to be a part of the User Ops team because I get to spend my day interacting with students and teachers all over the world. I love knowing that I’m doing my (small) part to keep education moving.
Q: What's the most useful thing you've ever learned?
A: The handle of a mug can be used as a spoon rest.
Q: What was your most rewarding learning experience?
A: Without a doubt, the JET Program was my most rewarding experience. Moving to a small town in a country where I knew no one was scary, but in my two years there I made friends, improved my Japanese, and had more adventures than I ever could have imagined.
Q: What's the most interesting article, blog or book you've read recently?
A: I recently finished reading Room (the book the Oscar-nominated movie is based on), and I loved it. I also think Mary Roach's books are hilarious and read them all in rapid succession about a year ago. I've preordered her new book, Grunt, and am pretty excited to read it.