Meet Meli Arce

She is our QA team lead, always keeping our client’s products bug free. Communication is pivotal for her, making her an excellent communicator and direct in the message she wants to give. She has great communication skills; personally I and other teammates always ask her about how to improve our English in order to learn new vocabulary and correct pronunciation. She enjoys helping us.

Since day 1, Meli has improved different processes and has built a solid relationship with our client. She is very empathetic; she understands our client’s needs and always try to put herself in other people’s shoes.

She is from Desamparados, located in the southern part of San Jose. Meli is a cat lover; she has three cats: Yodais (Yoda’s eyes – very geeky name), Silvia Silvestre, and Monita. Besides that, she enjoys art, especially films … But before I start talking more about her, here you have a little interview with Meli:

How will you describe yourself?

Easy going, detail-oriented, fast learner

What do you do in your free time?

Watch movies, write, and read.

Best series you have ever watched?

Mad Men, Stranger Things, Freaks and Geeks

Mountain or Beach ?

Mountain – I like the weather there.

Do you do sports (adventure, extreme, endurance) ?

Nope.

PD: Currently she is running some days per week, as part of a 4Geeks Wellness challenge. If you talk to her, ask her about this.

Which type of music do you like?

All types except reggeaton. I enjoy 50s and 60s music.

What are your top 5 books of all the time ?

    1. Crimen y Castigo (Crime and Punishment) by Dostoyevski
    2. El Lobo Estepario (Der Steppenwolf) by Hesse
    3. La Insoportable Levedad del Ser by Kundera
    4. Los Demonios (The Possessed) by Dostoyevski
    5. Los Siete Ahorcados by Andreiev

What are your top 5 movies of all the time ?

  1. Jurassic Park (1993) by Spielberg
  2. Rear Window (1954) by Hitchcock
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by Kubrick
  4. Amelie (2001) by JeunetThe
  5. The Witch (2016) by Eggers

What is the most excited part of being QA ?

I really like to put myself in the user’s shoes. Most of the time I feel like a detective 🙂 looking for bugs and contemplating different scenarios.

What is the most challenging situation you had faced in your current project ?

Understanding the roles and their functions inside the app.

Which is the best part of being part of 4Geeks team ?

The team and the learning possibilities (QA Automation).

What are your goals for this year?

Grow as a QA and learn QA Automation.

Meli is really into QA, so whenever you have question or need guidance regarding some QA topic, reach out to us; there is always an open channel at hello@4geeks.io. Our team is ready to build amazing stuff.