Still Curious S2E2 - Amanda Young
    Amanda Young

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    have always approached a job as something that I do so that I can enjoy my life outside of my job, even when I'm doing work that I find meaningful or that aligns with who I am or my personality in some way. Having to give an elevator pitch of my job to someone is a poor way for me to explain who I am as a person.

    Danu Poyner

    You're listening to the Still Curious Podcast with me, Danu Poyner. My guest today is Amanda Young, who is a Service Delivery Relationship Lead in Melbourne Australia, working on risk mitigation and problem solving. Prior to this, she was a linguist focusing on how changes to the English language in Australia reflect the context of the wider society or...

    Amanda Young

    what my PhD supervisor always called the seedy underbelly of language

    Danu Poyner

    Amanda likes coffee, reading, running, and finding new things to delight in. And in this episode, we focus on those diverse and delightful interests and what we can learn from them.

    Amanda Young

    I used to think the confidence came from only being good at things. But making mistakes can be fun and funny. And part of the process, it doesn't have to be anxiety inducing.

    Danu Poyner

    We talk about Amanda's experience as a mixed-race Australian, multiculturalism, and her first trip to Vietnam to visit family.

    Amanda Young

    When we got to the house, everybody kind of stopped. And every single one of us just burst into tears. It was so great. It was so emotional.

    Danu Poyner

    And because in the end, everything connects, we discuss how Amanda's hobbies and interests contribute to her success in the workplace.

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