Meet Katherine: the Superstar of Solutions Engineering
By Sift /
26 Jan 2018
This post is part of a bi-weekly series in which we get to know Sifties.
Katherine Loh, our director of solutions engineering, has been with Sift Science for almost four years. If she could eat only one food for the rest of her life, it would be ravioli because it’s a fairly broad category of food and can be combined with so many different fillings and sauces.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Food. It’s literally true, and also I care a lot about food. I’m not one of those people who would be happy eating mealworms and soylent all day.
What skill would you love to learn?
How to embroider. I bought a bunch of embroidery stuff on Amazon recently. It might be slightly meditative, but we’ll see how I feel in three weeks. I really like the idea of being able to make something that I can then also use.
How did you get interested in your current role?
I’ve always been in roles that are the intersection of product, engineering, and customer happiness. I’ve actually stumbled upon these roles by accident. I went in for my first job interview to be a developer and was told they were also interviewing for a solutions engineer, so I ended up interviewing for that instead. It’s a role a lot of people don’t know about straight out of college.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I don’t know how to use a television — no joke. In the last week, I’ve figured out how to turn on the TV and watch Netflix, but that’s it. I grew up with a TV but never watched it much. Turns out it’s easier to learn how to use a computer than a TV.
You’re into baking — what’s your favorite thing you’ve ever made?
I made a persimmon pudding this Christmas, which is steamed instead of baked. I’d never made a steamed pudding before! It was interesting because it comes out with a consistency similar to a cake.