The EM Questionnaire: Taylor Jensen

Taylor Jensen | Equity Methods

Taylor Jensen

Washington State University
BBA Finance

Taylor grew up in Spokane, WA and spent most of her free time on various drumlines throughout high school and college. Taylor joined Equity Methods in mid-2017 after working at Charles Schwab as a broker and resolution specialist for several years. She specializes in ESPP reporting and is a SAS Certified Base Programmer.

What’s your hometown?

Spokane, Washington.

If someone visited your hometown, where would you take them?

The Wandering Table. It’s a restaurant where you just tell the chef how much you’d like to spend, and he’ll bring out a series of dishes based on what’s in season. You never know what you’re going to get. But everything I’ve had tasted amazing!

What do you think is unique about Equity Methods?

We take the work seriously, but don’t take ourselves too seriously. Also, the culture is extremely strong. Everyone is committed to striving for excellence, everyone is constantly striving to learn and grow. But I find myself actually enjoying the work, and it’s a joy to come into the office every day.

How would you describe your Equity Methods colleagues?

Extremely smart and hardworking. But I’d also say all of my colleagues are nice, caring, and genuinely good people.

What advice would you give someone who just joined Equity Methods?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions to make sure you fully understand something. Also, take advantage of your first few months, while you don’t have as many competing priorities, to learn as much as possible.

If you had a special guest, what meal would you prepare for them?

I’d make my dad’s special mac and cheese. I wouldn’t want to attempt to make anything too fancy; I’d rather go with my dad’s recipe for mac and cheese which tastes delicious and is sure to please.

What was the last book you read?

Jane Eyre. Right now, I’m working my way through a classic reading bucket list. Pride and Prejudice is what I’m currently reading.

What did you do during your last vacation?

I went to Hawaii with my family. We ended up going on a helicopter ride and getting to see these beautiful parts of the island that can only be accessed via helicopter.

Who was your biggest influence while you were growing up?

My parents. They owned their own business as I was growing up, and always made me feel like I’m in charge of my own destiny and that if I want something, then it’s my responsibility to make it happen.

What do you like to do when away from work?

I like to read and go outside (which includes running, hiking, lounging by the pool, and going for long walks).

Where would you like most to live?

In beautiful, sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. I absolutely love living here and I can’t think of somewhere else I would rather be at this moment.

What’s your motto?

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must first set yourself on fire.