CU Engage Employee Spotlight: Catherine Roddy

Cat Spotlight

Our next employee spotlight is Catherine Roddy! Cat fills the role of Marketing Specialist at CU Engage. Cat’s contributions to the marketing team are wide-ranging – but her biggest contributions come in the form of weekly newsletter production, content generation, campaign coordination, and social media management. With us since January, Cat quickly made an impression on the St. Petersburg office with her bubbly personality and love for words. The CU Engage team has been charmed by her thoughtful, witty comments and strong .gif game.

Catherine Roddy

“Fearless and Funny”

Cat, a self-proclaimed “podcast enthusiast, dog-lover & quick wit” is originally from Arlington, VA.  She moved to the Tampa/St. Pete area four years ago to finish her bachelor’s degree only to fall in love with the weather and never left. She now gets to enjoy things like walking her dog on Bayshore Boulevard, going to the beach and grabbing an acai bowl at her favorite spot anytime she wants! She is addicted to coffee, has a giant sweet tooth (which she attributes to her grandpa), is terrible at Rubik’s cubes (but constantly attempts the two on her desk) and is always up for an adventure, whether it’s goat yoga on the weekend or an impromptu road trip. 

Always ready to take on a challenge – or a new episode of the My Favorite Murder podcast, Cat strives to find satisfaction in her life. She is fearless and funny, caring, and clever. Read on to learn more about the lady affectionately known around the office as “Fat Cat.” 

Interesting Facts About Cat

Q: What is one thing about you few people know?                                                                              A: I’m double-jointed

Q: What makes you laugh?                                                                                                                      A: Memes, GIFS, and stand-up comedy on Netflix (highly recommend Lynne Koplitz’s Hormonal Beast)

Q: What is your favorite holiday?                                                                                                             A: Thanksgiving

Q: Is the glass half empty or half full?                                                                                                      A: Half-full (preferably with Rosé)

Q: What is your guilty pleasure?                                                                                                                A: Trash TV like The Hills, The Simple Life, and anything on Bravo.

Q: If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?                                  A: This question isn’t fair…Carbs

Q: Describe CU Engage in 5 words or less:                                                                                              A: People-oriented, dynamic, well-balanced, and fun!

Q: The best vacation you’ve taken?                                                                                                          A: Camping the Ring Road in Iceland

Q: Are you messy or organized?                                                                                                                  A: I’m an organized mess. I know exactly where everything is in the chaos.

Q: What inspires you?                                                                                                                                A: My mom is my biggest inspiration. She raised two daughters on her own, and I’m so proud of her.

Q: What is your spirit animal?                                                                                                                    A: The tiger (according to a free quiz I took online!) – “The tiger puts special emphasis on raw feelings and emotions. You may enjoy dealing with life matters spontaneously, trusting your intuition, and acting fast when needed.” I’d say that’s true about 50% of the time, and the other 50% I over-analyze.

Q: Like which celebrity do people think you look?                                                                                  A: Vanessa Kirby (according to my stepbrother)

Q: What is an ability you wish you had?                                                                                                    A: The ability to heal others

Q: What is on your bucket list?                                                                                                                 A: I would love to go to Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Japan, the list goes on!

Q: What would the title of your autobiography be?                                                                              A: Unbiased

Q: Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?                                                                                                      A: Snails

Q: First concert?                                                                                                                                          A: John Legend and Corinne Bailey Rae

Q: What is the coolest or most important trend you see today?                                                          A: Mental Health Awareness

Q: Are you a hunter or a gatherer?                                                                                                            A: I’m a mooch

Q: If you were the newest crayon in the box, what color would you be and why?                            A: Aqua with gold glitter because blue is the color of my aura (according to a BuzzFeed quiz) and glitter crayons were my favorite growing up.

Q: Advice for new hires?                                                                                                                           A: The beautiful thing about working for a smaller company like CU Engage is that we all get to wear many hats. You have the unique opportunity to learn more than you would elsewhere, so my advice is to be a sponge and take in everything. I encourage you to embrace change as it comes. And most importantly, don’t be afraid to show us your personality.