Name: Lisa Mergen
Company: Western Digital
Title: Senior OEM Account Specialist
Why did you join the AYC?
I moved to Austin in August not knowing anyone so I thought it was a great way to get involved and meet more young business people in the community.
How did you get to Austin?
I drove the whole 21 hours from Minnesota by myself! [Split into 2 days of course] I heard there was no snow here and that was enough to get me packing!
What is your favorite lunch spot?
I just discovered Beets Cafe on 5th Street. It is a Living Foods restaurant but I encourage everyone to try it! *Order the E.L.T.
If you could have any celebrity live next door to you who would it be?
Ellen DeGeneres- She probably would invite you over for a drinks and to share a few good laughs but wouldn’t be a nosy neighbor.You could probably count on her to catch your dog if it ran away.
What are your top 3 things to do or see in Austin?
I am still discovering so I need the ideas!
When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?
I work for a hard drive company, but I don’t make them!
Or I go with Fortune Teller, it’s a better story.
If you couldn’t live in Austin, where would you want to live?
I would live on the Northern Beaches of Syndey, Australia.