Meet Updater: Becca Bocchino, Assistant to CTO/COO
Meet Becca, Assistant to our CTO/COO, Ryan Hubbard. Becca brings a lively personality to the office and is just as hilarious as she thinks she is. We sat down with Becca to talk about her favorite things about working at Updater, and how some of her personal moving experiences have helped her become a seasoned mover ready to take on just about anything.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Lenox, MA and New Canaan, CT.
What are two personal tidbits about you?
I think I'm hilarious, and I have a deep love for '90s music.
How many times have you moved?
Since my initial move to NYC, three times. If you include childhood, boarding school, and college, way too many to count. Thanks, Mom!
Do you have a moving horror story?
One time I was moving from one elevator building to another elevator building, so the movers packed up my furniture in such a way that everything could be rolled. Upon arrival, I was told that although there's a service elevator, the movers would have to carry everything down a steep flight of stairs to get to it. The next thing I knew, the movers were re-packing all of my possessions out on the street, and I was running to buy burgers for everyone as a thank you.
What's your best piece of moving advice?
Free boxes! Ask the local clothing store if they'll save you some when they get their next delivery. A special thank you to The Gap.
You're about to move. What would you make sure to never do again?
Forget to take out cash for tipping the movers. There's just not enough time for extra errands mid-move.
How did you come to work at Updater?
Kismet! Oh, and AngelList.
What's your favorite thing about working at Updater?
It's an impressive group of people. Everyone is smart, fun, well-spoken, and hard-working. It also doesn’t hurt that I can play ping pong whenever I want.
What motivates you to come to work every day?
Updater has the best culture of anywhere I've ever worked. It's incredible! The people here make me want to be my best self.
If you could travel to work every day on a vehicle without wheels, what would you choose?
If my balance was better, a hoverboard like the Neutrinos from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Since it’s not, Aladdin’s magic carpet!
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Owner of my own version of the Peach Pit and the Peach Pit After Dark.
It's the zombie apocalypse. Where do you hide?
My gut is telling me that I should hightail it to Nantucket. But I’d probably stop on the way in Mattapoisett, MA where my family lives and barricade my house. Luckily it’s already on stilts!
What's the largest item you've ever had to carry on the subway?
It wasn't a single item, but I have a distinct memory of a particularly overzealous trip to The Container Store. I ended up needing help from two very nice strangers.
Which actor/actress would play you in a movie about your life?
Leslie Mann or Emma Stone. I love them both.
What's your favorite quote?
"Second to the right and straight on till morning." J.M. Barrie
What's the first app you check in the morning?
Messages or the weather, but Bitmoji is my favorite!
You have a time machine, but you can only make one trip. Where do you go?
A 1920s prohibition party while dressed like a flapper. Or maybe Christmas or Halloween as a kid.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
American Girl, by Tom Petty
What do you do to unwind?
I love to read, go to the beach, play board games, and play tennis.
What's your favorite fast food restaurant?
Sweetgreen, an Updater favorite!
What are four things you can't live without?
The ocean, my Kindle, Blistex, and laughter.
What's your favorite Saturday Night Live skit?
As Updater’s Marketing Coordinator, Emily is responsible for coordinating events, content, social media, and plenty more! Outside of the office, you can find Emily spending time with friends and family, talking to her dog, or singing off-key.