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Republic Spotlight: Women in Technology (Part 1)

Over the next few weeks, we’re highlighting dynamic “women who wow” us every day here at Republic in honor of Women’s History Month. We want to give you a chance to get to know a few of the talented women who are committed to ensuring you have the best experience with Republic. We’re kicking it off with Shaadé our UX Strategist and Britney our Fraud Manager, these dynamic women are strong go-getters who take on challenges like champs.  

Shaadé T.

Buenos dias! I’m Shaadé, pronounced like the singer- Sade, NOT “shaawty,”  though I ‘preciate the shoutout whenever I introduce myself. I’m originally from Montreal Canada, though I’ve lived most of my life here in North Carolina. I’m a proud graduate from the design school at NC State where I studied graphic design. Around the office I’m embarrassingly known for love of fitness (especially when it comes to throwing heavy weight around) and my passion for planting, traveling, coffee, and Venezuelan food.
If I could, I would wear sweatpants to work every day but there’s this pesky thing called adulthood that keeps getting in the way. I’m also a firm believer that it’s totally healthy to let out a little scream here and there to relieve stress (or is that just me?).
As a user experience strategist & designer for Republic, I worked on projects like redesigning the account portal, testing and improving our help & activation webpages, and streamlining the Republic app, among others.
Lately, I’m thinking of ways to design thoughtful products that respect people’s time and emotions especially when it comes to getting help.
I live in the world where I am constantly testing new design hypothesis, listening, researching and understanding user needs, and executing designs to support those needs. Part of that process is conducting hours of user interviews, usability testing, and reaching out to our support team to hear what YOU! (our most beloved users) are saying!
What phone I’m using: I’m running on a Nexus 5X and recently switched to the 4GB plan because I’m a data monster…

Britney M.

NAMASTEEEE Yall!! I am originally from Atlanta, GA but was raised in Raleigh. I am a Republic reppin’, news obsessed, Senior Risk “Frog” Manager. :) I am slightly obsessed with online payments, fraud and risk. I have been immersed in the industry for 6 years now. Fraud has been my passion since my sophomore year at UNC-Charlotte when I realized my favorite show was American Greed. Every career decision I’ve made revolved around my love for the show.  I love hot yoga and hardcover books.
I am on track to accomplish my 2017 Reading Challenge which is to read 103 books before December 15.  I am an extreme type A introvert who loves trap music with a dash of country.
I have a big family as my mother is 1 of 8 and father is 1 of 18 (yes, all by the same mother and father) In my free time I am tutoring in math at the women’s shelter, reading or facetiming with my God children.
Fun Fact: I am allergic to avocado and kiwi lol... Did I mention I love Republic???
What phone I’m using: Currently, I have a Moto X Pure that I use as much as I can. What do I like best? Saving money of course.
  Next week we’ll continue highlighting women who wow at Republic. Have a question for Shaadé or Britney (no date requests please)? Drop a note in the comments.