What is your name?
Alison Lee Corey
What is your role/job title at MRI?
What is fulfilling about the work you do?
I get to figure out how stuff works and make new stuff happen. Coding is like real-world magic. You're a coder, 'Arry.
What do you love about your position/the industry that you are in?
I like making nice interfaces and explaining how things work.
What do you love about working at MRI?
The people are extremely nice with each other! And it has a lot of freedoms.
What is your educational background/training?
I double majored in Art and Computer Science at Blackburn College, a student-managed work college in southern IL. I interned as a Web Designer/Developer at a trucking software company before I came aboard MRI.
What do you enjoy to do outside of work? What are your hobbies/interests?
I like painting, drawing, making comics, reading comics, reading informational books, website stuff, layout/design, languages, nature, birds, dinosaurs, cacti, vidja games, prog rock.
What is something interesting about you that people wouldn’t know from talking to you?
I like classic rock and prog, and I'm a leftie.
I took classes at a comic book school for a short time.
What was your favorite childhood television program?
I really liked Pokemon, and then I really liked Digimon. I don't think I used the right verb tense though..
Have any hidden talents?
I can draw from memory, and people have said I can make a good likeness.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I'd like to go to New Zealand for its pretty landscapes and diverse fauna. I like Kiwis and Keas.
What is your favorite quote?
“The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is today.”