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We’re proud of having a diverse, talented group of professionals at LLI.
To showcase some of the awesome people that make up our team, we’re starting a series of LLI spotlights – in-depth articles that highlight specific members within the company, what they do at work, and some details about them as individuals.
Starting off our LLI spotlight series is none other than Grace Macej, LLI’s Content Marketing Manager. Grace (or Gracie as a nickname!) has been with LLI since January 2021, meaning that she’s approaching her two-year anniversary with the company in a few months! Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Grace has been calling Europe home since 2013.
We sat down with Grace to ask her a series of questions about her work, hobbies, and more. Let’s dive in.
What is your daily “bread and butter” at LLI?
I manage marketing activities at LLI. Whether it’s writing and publishing blog posts, coordinating the communication strategies of our team’s current initiatives, or keeping track of our internal content calendar, I can be found creating and thinking about the materials that we share with the world and the way in which we’re perceived as a company.
I collaborate with various members of our team as needed. I’m often in touch with our designers, but I also occasionally work with our project managers, developers, and others to ideate, create, and deliver different forms of content and marketing materials.
What have been your biggest accomplishments at LLI?
One of the first things that I did upon joining LLI in early 2021 was to revamp the content on our website. This was part of a larger initiative to optimize many of our customer-facing materials from a linguistic and grammatical point of view.
Over time, I’ve also worked together with a few members of the team to update our brand messaging and values and have incorporated these on our website. Lastly, on an ongoing basis, I help spread the word about our brand through creating and publishing thought leadership content on our marketing channels.
What do you love about our company culture?
Remote-first environments give LLI’s team members the freedom and autonomy they need to thrive as individuals and professionals. Working remotely allows me to work when I’m at my sharpest and in an environment in which I’m the most productive.
I feel supported in this model, and whenever I do feel like spending time with colleagues in person, I know that I can pay a visit to the lovely city of Warsaw and pop into the office.
What is the best lesson that you’ve learned in your career so far?
Always leave room to keep learning. Whether it’s learning through others, through your own challenges (and the process of eventually overcoming them), or taking the time to invest in targeted education to keep furthering your skills, there’s always something new that you can add to your individual skill set. And no matter how knowledgeable you are, stay humble.
Tell us something you’re passionate about.
I’ve played the piano since I was six years old. I was classically trained throughout my childhood and teenage years, competed for a handful of years in regional competitions and events, and I actually started out in university studying piano performance before eventually switching to my marketing degree! Today, I continue to play for pleasure and occasionally accompany the choir that I sing in.
What are the three words that best describe you?
Thank you, Grace, for taking the time to discuss these points. We’ve been ramping up our marketing efforts over the course of the past couple years, and you have been a key part in that effort.
That’s a wrap for our first LLI spotlight installment! Stay tuned for more upcoming LLI team members to be featured.