We love each other. No really, we do. We think you should love us, too. Today we are continuing our series that lets you get to know our Army of Awesome. Meet our newest Edge Intern, Justin Stewart!
1. How was your first day of work at ARPR?
My first day at ARPR was unlike any I’ve had. It made me feel similar to that of what I believe a newly fostered child might experience during their first day with their new family. I was immediately welcomed by the team and even Roscoe, our famous office-pup, couldn’t wait to say hello! After multiple meetings and arranging my affairs, I felt my place in the AoA was beginning to shape up nicely.
2. What song best describes your work ethic?
Surprise Yourself by Jack Garratt. This song is amazing and all the motivation a person could need to topple-down any insurmountable task. “Speak and open up your mind; it’s something you should do all the time. Keep exploring, seek and find; you know you might surprise yourself.”
3. Describe your ultimate sandwich?
Oh boy. It starts on a bed of plush Italian bread smothered with a home-made mixture of choice: Cabernet Sauvignon and concord grape jelly. The next layer consists of medium ribeye steak camouflaged with the desired amount of shingled ricotta salata. To top it all off, I prefer this masterpiece be lightly painted with extra-virgin olive oil and a few sprigs of fresh basil. Boom!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Mother Teresa. Such heartening individuals.
5. What is your biggest non-work-related achievement?
My junior year of high school, we were assigned to write a sonnet in our Brit-Lit class. I wrote a three-page sonnet in about 45 minutes about a superhero that defended against texting and driving. Not only was I forced to read my sonnet in front of the entire school, but I was published in the local newspaper.
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people are rude and disrespectful to servers. Don’t do it.
7. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Empathetic, authentic and dependable.
8. Your life would be meaningless without…
My family, my dogs and SpongeBob.
9. Favorite board game?
Not sure if this counts as a board game, but Cards Against Humanity is always the perfect go-to at any gatherings with my friends.
10. Where did you grow up?
Coram, New York. Growing up in the busiest, most diverse city in the world has really helped shape my inquisitive and enthusiastic personality.
Technology applies to every aspect of life, from the cups that hold our coffee to cloud-based artificial intelligence such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). As our technology fluctuates between an essential need to a desirable, we have to power to define our future and of course, share the narrative.
12. If you could bring one piece of technology to a remote island, which would it be?
A seaplane so I could get out of there. I don’t fare well with warm weather.
13. If you were a Star Wars character, which would you be?
I’m not a huge fan of the series, but the newest Solo movie was pretty good. So, I’ll say young Han.
14. What would I find in your refrigerator right now?
Tons of eggs to make pasta, sriracha, honey butter, lots of herbs, juice pouches, vanilla Greek yogurt, sandwich essentials and whatever wild ingredients I got for my weekend of experimenting with new recipes.
15. How would you explain what the Internet is to your 5-year-old nephew in one sentence?
The Internet is a portal to whatever, wherever and whomever your brain can imagine.