From Civil Engineer to Community Manager

Lana Lee spent 15 years as a civil and structural engineer, before switching careers and, shortly thereafter, becoming a community manager.

On this episode of the show, we discuss what drove that change and the similarities between the two roles. Plus:

  • What Lana did when she was worried that some teams wouldn’t take the company community seriously
  • The community bootcamp program she’s working on
  • Why Facebook might be the greatest use case for pre-moderation I have ever seen

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About Lana Lee

Lana Lee graduated from UC Berkeley in civil engineering and then went to USC where she got a music degree in oboe performance and masters in civil engineering.

For 15 years, Lana worked as a civil and structural engineer in the mining and gas industry, but in 2012, she wanted to do something different. She went back to school to earn a certificate in internet development and became a freelance web designer, creating websites for musicians. Freelance was great, but she missed being a part of a larger organization, so she added social media manager and community specialist to her job queue!

Currently, Lana is the the Zuora community manager, but she still loves building communities through Meetup and Facebook, playing oboe and English Horn around the Bay Area and volunteering her web and social media skills for non-profits like Mensa, the Jenny Lin Foundation, the Contra Costa Orchestra and Life.Church Online.

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