We're excited to welcome Anna Wormmeester to the Vibe Health team as a Software Developer! Prior to joining us, Anna was working as a Software Engineer at Dematic where she developed and improved software for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV). Anna is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, MI where she received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Electrical Emphasis (ABET), and minors in Mathematics and Physics - all while managing to consistently be on the Dean’s List!
We sat down with Anna to learn more about her background and hobbies, and, in keeping with our tradition... learning whether she favors coffee or tea!
Q. Tell us a little about yourself
I have lived in West Michigan my entire life. I currently reside with the best two roommates I could ask for - my 10-year old rescue dog, Ivy, and my 5-year old cat Millie - they are the two best decisions I have ever made.
Q. What made you decide you wanted a career in the healthcare industry?
I have always had a passion for helping people, and always knew that I wanted something more out of a job. The healthcare industry is a great way to give back to people and put my skills as an engineer to good use, which has always been my main priority with my engineering degree.
Q. What excites you about joining the Vibe Health team?
The team is full of forward thinking, innovative, helpful and kind people, and being able to be apart of a team like that makes me feel incredibly lucky. We are truly a team, where everyone is on the same page about providing quality products to customers, and the culture of the company is very collaborative, so being able to be on an innovative team doing such meaningful work, really excites me.
Q. What can you be found doing when you’re not in the office?
When I am not in the office, I can be found at one of the bouldering gyms in West Michigan, sitting outside reading a true crime book with an iced coffee, or spending time with Ivy and Millie re-watching Law and Order: SVU (for like the sixth time) while crafting.
Q. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? How has that changed or stayed the same?
When I was younger, I wanted to be a teacher which evolved over the years to be a high school math teacher. Ultimately, I pursued engineering because I love multi-variable math and because I am extremely introverted, but I always said when I had enough with engineering I would become a teacher. That has shifted and now my ultimate goal is (aside from my career as an engineer) to start my own dog and cat sanctuary/rescue.
Q. What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food is chickpeas, in any form really. They are such a versatile little bean that the possibilities are endless with them. Chickpeas in the form of falafel are great, but you can also transform almost any dish to be vegetarian by substituting meat for chickpeas and the dish still tastes great!
Q. Where is the one place you’d like to visit?
Greece! Greece has been on the top of my bucket list for such a long time. There is not only a ton of history there, but also incredible water, so many islands to explore, each with their own amazing views and attractions. And... falafel, which I imagine is better than any falafel that can be found in the States.
Q. Are you a coffee or tea drinker? Do you have a favorite place to enjoy a cup?
Coffee! You will always be able to find me with a cup of iced coffee, no matter where, or what time of day. In my opinion there is nothing better than sitting outside during a hot summer day reading a book and drinking iced coffee. It is just so refreshing. But iced coffee cannot be dismissed in the wintertime just because it is cold. It is just as refreshing during a cold winter day as it is during the summer.