I’m Audrey Jefferies and This Is How I Mesh

I was born in Mesa, AZ but we moved to Fort Worth, TX when I was still pretty young. So I grew up in Fort Worth until my junior year of high school when we moved to Grapevine, TX. I have an older brother, Andrew, and two younger sisters, Abbey and Ashley. My parents, Mike and Carrie, both work here at Pointwise as well! My family is the number one most important thing to me in this world. They are my support system.

After graduating from high school, I attended Brigham Young University in Laie, Hawaii for two semesters studying Hospitality and Tourism Management. Then I chose to put my education on hold and serve an 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served in the area of Fresno, California teaching people the gospel of Jesus Christ in Spanish. It was definitely the hardest 18 months of my life and yet the most rewarding.

I recently returned from my mission in October 2017 and immediately began working at Pointwise as an intern. In January, I am transferring to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I will be majoring in Experience Design and Management which will prepare me to be an event planner. Working here at Pointwise is a stepping stone to where I want to go!

  • Location: Fort Worth, TX
  • Current position: Business & Administration Services Intern
  • Current computer: Dell Precision M6400
  • One word that best describes how you work: Diligent

What software or tools do you use every day?

I often use Excel and Word, depending on the project. I daily use Outlook for email and Spark to communicate with coworkers.

What does your workspace look like?

Organized chaos. I have a bunch of sticky notes and stacks of paper. But I keep it organized – everything has its proper place.

What are you currently working on?

I take on different projects from the Marketing team, Business & Administrative Services team, and occasionally Technical Support team. I am currently researching about software we could use to organize our assets a little better for the Marketing team.

What would you say is your specialty at Pointwise?

My specialty at Pointwise is multitasking. I have been developing the skill to juggle multiple projects at the same time by working with these three teams.

Any tips, tricks, or advice for our users?

Never doubt yourself or your abilities. We are meant to progress and learn in life but we have to be willing to change.

What project are you most proud of and why?

I am most proud of my first project I had. I reconstructed the supply list for our tradeshows. I am proud of this first project because I learned a lot about Excel and I was able to put my own creativity into it. That project definitely gave me a boost of confidence.

Have you recently read any books or articles we should know about?

I actually have not read anything recently other than religious books. I have been studying the Holy Bible and also The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. They keep me grounded and make my life better. I have found that diving into these books is essential to my happiness. I encourage you to check it out for yourself!

What do you do when you’re not surrounded by engineers making meshes?

I stay busy! I love watching movies and chilling with friends or spending time with my family. When I’m by myself I enjoy learning different songs on my ukulele. I have also recently started running and really enjoy that, but we’ll see how long that one lasts.

What is some of the best advice you’ve received?

“Use a checklist and keep it as evidence that you’ve accomplished a lot.” My coworker Amy Harris has shown me how to use checklists to stay organized while working diligently. Her checklist advice has blessed me so much.

If you had to pick a place to have dinner, where would you go?

Five Guys. Their fries are delicious and so is the rest of their menu!

About Travis Carrigan

A Pointwise engineer helping other engineers solve their meshing problems.
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