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1. Name and position title
Naomi Ratte, Technical Researcher

2. With NVision since…
August 2017

3. What NVision project or outcome are you most proud of having been part of?
We are currently working on an Interpretive Plan for the Top of the World Highway in Dawson, Yukon. The Yukon was always a place that intrigued me, but I never thought I’d get to do any work there, let alone visit! We have recently started working on this project, but I am really excited see where things go with it.

4. Your secret obsession (music, author, movie, food?)
I have on occasion accidentally binged watched crime TV shows. I’m not exactly sure what it is about them yet, but something captivates me about trying to understand the person behind the crime. How they did it, why they did it.

5. Where’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited?
Cairo, Egypt: I remember our tour bus was driving through downtown Cairo and I looked out the window; there was a donkey and cart pulling up right next to a BMW. You’ve also got the Pyramids of Giza and McDonalds a few hundred yards apart - two different worlds side by side.

6. What do you enjoy most about working with the NVision team?
I enjoy the diversity in the work between all the staff. It's always interesting to have conversations with colleagues on what they are involved with. Specifically, I love working with both Chris and Neida. They do the type of work that I always hoped that one day I would get to be involved in. Who knew that I’d be able to get to do it so early on in my career!

7. What’s the last book you finished reading? What did you think?
Creativity Inc. Its all about the trials and tribulations of the minds behind the start of Pixar. I found it very encouraging to be able begin to understand the trials that the creators went through, and still go through today when they are beginning a project. It helps to put the creative process into perspective.

8. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
I’d want the same superpower as Doctor Strange. Traveling would be SO MUCH easier.

9. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
‘Have the same excitement for your failures as you do for you achievements.’ Okay, that wasn’t really something that someone explicitly told me one day; but the people in my life have helped shape me to understand that failures can teach you just as much about who you are as any success can.

10. If you could host a dinner party and invite any three people (living or dead), who would they be and why?
- Diana Balmori: She was a Landscape Architect whose design philosophy I studied in school, and it really resonated with me. I’d love to run a few of my ideas by her.
- My Maternal Great Grandfather: He passed away years before I was born, so I never got the chance to meet him. The stories of his life that I’ve been told have intrigued me about who he was. He had to flee religious persecution in India when he was 16 and then served in the British-Indian Army in World War One. He seemed like such an interesting man.
- My best friend Leslee who passed away a little while ago. I’d love to get the chance to laugh together again.
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