Meet the team: Alex, the man behind the Graph

Where are you from?

Hertfordshire, England. Though I usually just say London as its close and no one knows where Hertfordshire is.

Tell us about your work at Natural Cycles.

I work as a Junior Front end developer, working on improving an already great app. 

Why Natural Cycles?

As a developer at the beginning of a career most of the available jobs involved either gambling or extracting money from people through addictive in app purchases. Natural Cycles gave me an opportunity to utilise my skills in a way that helps people rather than harming them.

Your favourite project at Natural Cycles since you started?

So far working on the Graph. It gave me the chance to take a part of the app that the users really get a lot of value from and improve it, giving them a better user experience.

What does it mean to be a good Front end developer?

Teamwork is essential. Writing code that works perfectly is great but if no one can understand it its impossible for the team to continue improving upon it.

What’s one thing you’ve learned during your time at Natural Cycles?

I have learnt more about the female reproductive system and how the menstrual cycle works. This has helped me to better communicate with my long term girlfriend.

What’s your go-to place to eat in Stockholm?

Frunch, its close to the office and they know to serve me quickly before I eat all the bread.

Favourite feature in the Natural Cycles app?

The graph, but thats probably because I made it.

Favourite song?

Anything by “The Last Skylit Night”. Though it is my brothers band and this is just a shameless promotion that their music is available on a popular Swedish music streaming service.

Favourite quote?

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. – John Lennon (I googled quotes)

Tell us about your hobbies?

I quite enjoy travelling. Particularly visiting different countries’ History museums and seeing how much of it Britain is the villain.

Meet the team: Manoela one of our amazing support agents

Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Brazil. Before moving to Stockholm , I also lived in Argentina and Ireland.

 

Tell us about your work at Natural Cycles.

I work as a Support Agent, and together with the Support team, we help Cyclers from all over the world with their concerns and questions about  their unique cycles and Natural Cycles. I respond to our Cyclers in 3 different languages (Portuguese, English and Spanish)  I think this is amazing and challenging.

 

Why Natural Cycles?

It’s an amazing and innovative place to work.

I was looking for a job where I could use my language and communication skills to  help people with love.

Now as a Cycler myself, I am even more interested and I like the fact that you learn different things everyday.

 

Your favourite project was at Natural Cycles since you started?

It is one that I am currently working on at the moment. I am in charge of mentoring and teaching our new support agents.  Introducing them to Natural Cycles and our community of cyclers.

 

What does it mean to be a good Support Agent?

I believe a good Support Agent needs to be able to understand people and be passionate about helping others.

It’s important to be able to create interaction with the Cyclers and assist them when needed.

 

What’s one thing you’ve learned during your time at Natural Cycles?

I have learned a lot of things.  The most amazing lesson was learning about my body again. After 15 years on the pill I switched to use Natural Cycles and I am rediscovering myself.

 

What’s your go-to place to eat in Stockholm?

Its a restaurant just by the water close to the  Stadshuset/City Hall called Orangeriet. The food and the view is amazing.

 

Favourite feature in the Natural Cycles app?

The graph. It’s so cool to have an overview of your cycle every month.

 

Favourite song?

I don’t have a favourite song, but my favourite artists include Ed Sheeran, Michael Buble, Maroon 5 and Maria Gadu.

 

Favourite quote?

Strength does not come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t do.

-Rikki Rogers

 

Tell us about your hobbies?

I love sports! I do triathlons and marathons. I am passionate in crossing finish lines and collecting medals from different races around the world. I also enjoy going to the movies and reading books. My favourite author is Marian Keys, you definitely should read one of her books.