Meet Emily Masching

What is your favorite flavor of chips?

Anything but sour cream and onion.


What is your role at Riipen?

Product Owner


What does your role focus on?

My main role is prioritizing and planning new features and improvements to our platform. That extends from user research (i.e. understanding what’s important to our customers) all the way to creating mockups and planning sprints. It’s a very fun job.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Knowing my work makes an impact.


What’s a book you love, a quote, or something you think everyone should listen to or know?

I recently read “The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee, which is about exactly what it sounds like. It took me a full month to finish, but I learned more from this book than from any other single book I’ve ever read.


In your words, what’s the best part of working at Riipen?

Ask someone at Riipen what they do, and they’ll usually tell you what *Riipen* does and why it’s amazing before they tell you what their job is. Everyone here is focused on a bigger picture.


What’s your best piece of advice to a student?

You have a voice at your college or university. If your program isn’t preparing you for the job you want, or if you want more access to experiential learning, make sure your department heads know it. Students are the ones who will push higher education to keep evolving.