Meet Updater: Yamini Kumawat, Client Solutions Engineer
Meet Updater Client Solutions Engineer, Yamini Kumawat. Yamini knows how to keep busy, she’s a competitive squash player, former UN Representative, and aspiring astronaut. She never shies away from a challenge but knows when she needs to unwind with a few reruns of VEEP. We caught up with Yamini to learn a bit more about her and her best piece of moving advice.
Where did you grow up?
Jaipur, India and Brooklyn, NY.
What are two personal tidbits about you?
- I really enjoy playing squash and will be playing in tournaments soon!
- I worked as a United Nations Representative for an Indian NGO for a year. I got to meet incredible people and was even able to moderate a panel discussion during the Commission on the Status of Women in 2017.
Do you have a moving horror story?
Luckily, no but moving in and out of college dorms was always a nightmare.
What's your best piece of moving advice?
How many times have you moved?
About 10 times, including college.
How did you come to work at Updater?
I was introduced to Updater through the Flatiron School’s business development team and I immediately fell in love with the product, the people, and the role.
What motivates you to come to work every day?
Everyone's energy and dedication to what we're building. Plus, the community that we foster internally and externally is exciting.
Whom do you admire most as a business leader?
Jeff Bezos for sure.
What's your favorite quote?
“Whatever it is you're seeking won't come in the form you're expecting.”
What's the first app you check in the morning?
Weather! A girl's got to know how to dress.
What do you do to unwind?
What's your favorite fast food restaurant?
Shake Shack. I'm not a big burger person but the 'shroom burger is amazing.
What's your favorite Saturday Night Live skit?
Weekend Update but only during the Seth Meyers era.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An astronaut. (And I still want to be an astronaut.)