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Meet Terrell Woods

Terrell Woods is a Video Ad Operations Manager from the USA travelling with RY1

What are you working on for the year?

I am working for a video advertising start-up called Dashbid. I will be doing operations work which mainly entails optimizing the ad source revenue for our video publishers. We help publishers make more money! I'll be doing lots of data analysis and collaboration with my team to continue to refine and improve our software.

Why did you decide to come on Remote Year? 

I want to see the world. Monetary issues always seems to hinder me, so this was the opportunity of a lifetime for me. My coworker told me about the  opportunity and I applied that same day. I was worried that my job wouldn't be supportive of the opportunity, but they were overwhelmingly so. It all worked out. 

How did you find yourself in a remote role? 

My company is small and a few members of our development team already work remotely. The highest concentration of team members is in our unique office. Thankfully, all of our work is web-based, so working remotely in my role isn't too much of a stretch. I cleared in with my CEO and here I am now in Prague! 

What do you have a knack for? 

I have a good handle on empathy. That sounds super weird, but I find it very easy to connect and communicate with others. I have a very relaxed and non-judgmental personality, which pairs well with my ability to really listen intimately and truly. I think it helps in forming strong inter-personal relationships. 

Where/when did you catch the travel bug? 

My first travel outside of the US was while studying abroad in Argentina. I loved the city, the nightlife, the everyday warmth and relaxation of the people. From that experience, I knew I had to continue doing it more and more. It was a very transformative time for me in terms of how I saw myself and the world around me. I want to continue to have those transformative moments. 

What film should everyone see? 

"Elephant" It's definitely a weird and "artsy" movie, but I can rarely think of a film which has stuck with me in the way that this movie has. OR "Paris is Burning" because that movie is incredible. 

What is the best saying/quote you know? 

"Not the best, but one for the moment: “We're born naked, and the rest is drag.” - RuPaul