Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Family Portraits: Stella Liu

01/08/2023

Family Portraits is an employee spotlight series, highlighting the incredible people at GoPro around the globe. In this series, you'll meet employees working on teams ranging from Product and Engineering to Legal and Operations, all of whom we're stoked to call our GoPro Family.

In this edition of Family Portraits, we'd like to introduce you to Stella Liu (she/her/hers). Stella Liu is based in GoPro's Shenzhen office and is Manager of Asia-Pacific (APAC) Workplace Services. Her Chinese name is LiuYingXia. Liu is her family name and YingXia meaning she was born in the early morning.

When we caught up with Stella, she was making her way to her family's hometown for the Spring Festival. Naturally, she was very excited to spend time with family and celebrate the beginning of a new year.

As Stella tells it, it was the answer of a fateful phone call from a friend that ultimately introduced Stella to the world of GoPro-or is it the world of Stella to GoPro? In 2014, Stella took a career break as her son was entering the first grade. A project at her previous company had ended and it felt like a good time to spend some extra time with her son as he transitioned into school. A few months into this break, and unexpectedly, she received a phone call from a friend with an interview opportunity at GoPro. She figured it wouldn't hurt to take an interview and, spoiler, it went REALLY well. That interview led Stella to where she is today.

Stella laughs as she reflects You cannot imagine that I can stay such a long time? I truly love GoPro, the working culture, and the relationships with my team.

When she initially joined GoPro, her first responsibilities were to ensure the wellbeing, safety and overall office and employee experience for the Shenzhen office. Over time, her role expanded to look after the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, and today, she manages all the APAC office locations, including a large office in Manila. Due to her role, she's been able to travel to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Manila for work and says she loves meeting people from different locations and cultures.

One project she was deeply involved in was the renovation of the Shenzhen office. Rumors floated around the property management company that there's a place in the office that you can host a party, sing songs and play games, to which Stella adds, We even joke that there is a corner of the office that is the perfect location for a GoPro Max.

Stella strongly embodies one of GoPro's core values above all: Make Friends. She loves building relationships with colleagues, helping employees of GoPro find a sense of belonging at work and being a bridge between different functions within the company. The relationships are one of the best parts for her, but her favorite part of her job is seeing people smile and making their lives easier.

Because of her role, Stella has a connection and a role to play in events across the organization put on by the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) team, internal Spirit Squad and GoPro Give Back Days. The latter is a special highlight for Stella, as she loves to give back to the community. One can count on seeing Stella at every GoPro Give Back Day event, from planting trees in mangroves to knitting small caps for water bottles as a fundraiser for a seniors group. Every year the give back days feel special, it's hard to find a favorite!

When GoPro released HERO6 Black, Stella made it a personal goal to get more familiar with using her GoPro. She used the previous GoPro Live It program (a dedicated two hour break during the week for employees to step away from the computer, explore and document their passions using GoPro) to learn how to film and edit her videos. Her first produced edit was a collection of videos and photos from her son's outdoor team building event. She was quickly designated as one of the class historians, collecting photos, videos and creating edits along the way. Her shiniest moment-and production-would come together at her son's primary school graduation, where she was able to share 6 years worth of memories with his classmates and their parents. What a gift!

Its also rare for Stella to travel anywhere without a GoPro or two on her thee days. Before I joined GoPro, I was generally a quiet person. I didn't like to share or post, but using a GoPro has helped me branch out and share things proactively, encouraging others to share their life and passions. It's a conversation starter everywhere she goes.

Stella reiterated how lucky she felt to have picked up her friend's phone call 8 years ago. She's had such a happy time at GoPro.

Stella, we're so lucky you picked up too!

Interested in joining GoPro or learning more about our work culture? Check out our Careers Page here.
LINK: https://gopro.com/en/gb/news/family-portrait-series-stella-liu...
See more stories from gopro

Most recent headlines

01/03/2024

Award winning young journalists get their mojo in London

MoJo is something I want to pursue further and include, not as a last thought, but as a one of the components of my daily work. Michelle Banda Vodacom Young Jo...

01/03/2024

Inside the Archives: One Degree of Sundance Institute at the 2024 Oscars

Director Mira Nair and cinematographer Edward Lachman on the set of Mississippi Masala. Photo by Mitch Epstein...

01/03/2024

Release Rundown: What to Watch This March, From Love Lies Bleeding to Shayda

(L-R) Katy O'Brian and Kristen Stewart star in Rose Glass' thriller Love Lies Bleeding, which premiered in the Midnight section at the 2024 Sundance F...

01/03/2024

Spotify's New Audiobooks Access Tier Gives Booklovers More Listening Options

Spotify is continuously innovating to provide the best possible offering for every kind of audio fan. Since launching Audiobooks in Premium, we've seen a 45...

01/03/2024

A Letter to the European Commission on Apple's Lack of DMA Compliance

Ahead of the European Union's DMA implementation deadline next week, Spotify and many EU companies sent the following letter to the European Commission toda...

01/03/2024

Women Making History, Part 1

The month of March marks Women's History Month and, on the 8th, International Women's Day. These are important opportunities to focus on stories from wo...

01/03/2024

Clear-Com Set to Steal the Spotlight at USITT 2024

Home chevron_right News & Events chevron_right News chevron_right Clear-Com Set to Steal the Spotlight at USITT 2024 Clear-Com Set to Steal the Spotlight...

01/03/2024

arkona Continues to Grow Presence in Asia Pacific with Pr...

arkona technologies GmbH, will have a substantial presence during the upcoming METexpo 2024 in Sydney, Australia from 5 - 7 March. The provider of IP core infra...

01/03/2024

Chaos Unveils its 2024 Roadmap Including its First AI Too...

During the first in a series of planned Unboxed events, visualization technology leader Chaos offered the first look at its upcoming 2024 roadmap, including n...

01/03/2024

Audio Quality And High Channel Count Give Prism Sound Dre...

Number Nine Studios, a versatile commercial recording facility in Belgium, has invested in a Prism Sound Dream ADA-128 modular conversion system because its hig...

01/03/2024

Grass Valley Announces Strategic Partnership with First G...

Grass Valley just announced a multi-year, multi-million dollar strategic partnership agreement with First Gulf Company, a pre-eminent systems integration firm b...

01/03/2024

Ateliere Offers New Complimentary Media Supply Chain Anal...

Ateliere Creative Technologies, a leading developer of cloud-native media supply chain solutions, today launched a new complimentary Professional Services offer...

01/03/2024

Presteigne Broadcast Hire Chooses Custom Consoles Module-...

Presteigne Broadcast Hire, one of Britain's leading providers of media-related equipment and services, has chosen Custom Consoles Module-R control room desk...

01/03/2024

Telestream Releases DIVA 9

Telestream , a leading provider of workflow automation, media processing, and distribution solutions, proudly announces the release of DIVA 9, a cutting-edge mi...

01/03/2024

EditShare unveils groundbreaking storage and workflow upg...

EditShare, the technology leader that enables storytellers to create and manage collaborative workflows, is celebrating 20 years of outstanding innovation at th...

01/03/2024

Merapar Opens USA Office and Hires Media and Entertainmen...

Merapar, the media technology and cloud software pioneer, today announced that it has initiated its next growth phase by opening a North America office and hiri...

01/03/2024

Rohde and Schwarz focuses on efficiency sustainability an...

Rohde & Schwarz will showcase the latest developments across its transmitter and media solutions at NAB 2024 (booth SU4039, Las Vegas Convention Center, 14 17...

01/03/2024

Newsbridge Unveils Next-Generation MXT-1-5 AI at the 202...

At the 2024 NAB Show, AI and cloud media company Newsbridge will showcase groundbreaking new features powered by the latest version of its award-winning AI inde...

01/03/2024

VisualOn Transforms Video Streaming Efficiency and Qualit...

2024 NAB Show VisualOn Exhibitor Preview April 14-17 Las Vegas Booth W3225 As video streaming consumption continues to grow, bandwidth usage and delivery ...

01/03/2024

Riedel Announces Strategic Partnership With Hibino Inters...

Riedel Communications today announced a new partnership with Hibino Intersound Corporation, one of Japan's leading distributors in the Pro AV industry, to e...

01/03/2024

Student Spotlight: Shivaraj Natraj

Student Spotlight: Shivaraj Natraj The vocalist, konnakol beatboxer, and percussionist reflects on his musical journey from Oman to India and beyond, and how ...

01/03/2024

Berklee to Present American Master Award to Arturo Sandoval

Berklee to Present American Master Award to Arturo Sandoval Berklee will recognize the Cuban-American legend's legacy and impact on jazz and Latin music. ...

01/03/2024

ITV sells share of BritBox International to BBC Studios

Following the streamers move into BBC Studios' Global Media & Streaming division, global CEO Reemah Sakaan will step down By Jenny Priestley Published: M...

01/03/2024

A Newbie's Look at EditFest LA

A Newbie's Look at EditFest LA Hillary Lewis February 29, 2024 0 Comments Originally published on August 17, 2017 Presented by Blue Collar Post C...

01/03/2024

From Scratch to Scars: Digital Wound FX Tutorial with After Effects & Mocha Pro

From Scratch to Scars: Digital Wound FX Tutorial with After Effects & Mocha Pro Levi Borland February 29, 2024 0 Comments Unlock the secrets of Hollyw...

01/03/2024

Big Night In Wins Emmy

As WRAL-TV gets set to air the 2024 Big Night In for the Arts, the station has received accolades for last year's broadcast! The 2023 Big Night In is the re...

01/03/2024

Paramount Global Cuts Streaming Losses, Posts Higher 4Q Profit

Paramount Global reported higher fourth-quarter earnings as it cut costs and reduced losses at its direct-to-consumer business....

01/03/2024

WCBS New York Changes 6 P.M. Team

Dana Tyler and Dick Brennan, who anchor the 6 p.m. news at WCBS New York, will depart the anchor desk at the end of March. Maurice DuBois and Kristine Johnson, ...

01/03/2024

CBS to Premiere Paramount Plus's Tulsa King' This Summer

Season one of Tulsa King, the Paramount Plus series with Sylvester Stallone, will air on CBS this summer. Season two launches on Paramount Plus in the fall....

01/03/2024

Sinclair Reports 4Q Loss On Diamond Sports Settlement

Sinclair reported a fourth quarter loss as it made a $495 million payment to settle lawsuits surrounding its bankrupt Diamond Sports Group subsidiary....

01/03/2024

Scripps Names Kate OBrian Head of National And Local News

The E.W. Scripps Co. named Kate O'Brian president of news, a new position overseeing the company's local and national news operations....

01/03/2024

Addressable Ads Increase Reach Of Campaigns Of All Sizes, Study Finds

Addressable ad campaigns deliver incremental reach to large and small ad campaigns, a new study found....

01/03/2024

VideoAmp Launches VALID To Push Advanced Currency Adoption

VideoAmp, one of the media measurement companies looking to challenge Nielsen, introduce VALID, its system that uses advanced currencies to help advertisers mor...

01/03/2024

Codeblack Films Signs Up For Pixability's Inclusive Media Initiative

After helping to start the Inclusive Media Initiative, to help brands back diverse YouTube creators with their ad dollars, Pixabiilty sees Hollywood looking for...

01/03/2024

Tegna Earnings Down 65% Amid Absence of Political Ads

The drop in political ad spending in 2023 sharply reduced Tegna's fourth-quarter profits and revenue....

01/03/2024

Paramount Plus's NCIS' Spinoff Reunites Ziva and Tony

NCIS gets another spinoff when Paramount Plus debuts one starring Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly as Ziva and Tony. The series does not yet have a name, and...

01/03/2024

NEP Group Back for a Second Helping of MLS Season Pass on Apple TV

NEP Group Back for a Second Helping of MLS Season Pass on Apple TV NEP provides facilities, crew, and a variety of services coast to coast in Year 2 By Jason...

01/03/2024

Full Cast Revealed for TOO MUCH, from Lena Dunham

Back to All News Full Cast Revealed for TOO MUCH, from Lena Dunham Entertainment 01 March 2024 United Kingdom (Great Britain)United States Link copied to c...

01/03/2024

Comscore and TEGNA Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Local Linear and Cross-Platform Audience Measurement

Comscore and TEGNA Sign Multi-Year Agreement for Local Linear and Cross-Platform...

01/03/2024

Arvato Systems and Twelve Labs forge partnership

Arvato Systems and Twelve Labs Forge Partnership to Take Video AI to the Next Level New integration of innovative AI technology in VidiNet enables the simples...

01/03/2024

Tonight on Generations: A fallout between the alliance trio ends in a tense stand-off

Tonight on Generations: A fallout between the alliance trio ends in a tense stan...

01/03/2024

HARRY CORRY SPONSOR LIVELINE ON RT RADIO 1

RT Media Sales has announced Harry Corry as new sponsor of Liveline on RTE Radio 1 from today, Friday 1 March 2024. When the nation has something to say, the...

01/03/2024

Live at GTC: Hear From Industry Leaders Using AI to Drive Innovation and Agility

Interest in new AI applications reached a fever pitch last year as business leaders began exploring AI pilot programs. This year, they're focused on strateg...

01/03/2024

What Is Trustworthy AI?

Artificial intelligence, like any transformative technology, is a work in progress - continually growing in its capabilities and its societal impact. Trustworth...

01/03/2024

Muvhango soapie teasers: What's happening this March 2024?

Muvhango soapie teasers: What's happening this March 2024?Muvhango is full of twists and exciting drama this month. Muvhango airs on SABC2 from Mondays to F...

01/03/2024

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - March 2024

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - March 2024What an entertaining month we have in store. Generations the legacy episodes airs on SABC1 from Mondays to Fridays a...

01/03/2024

Smoke and Mirrors Teasers - March 2024

Smoke and Mirrors Teasers - March 2024What an entertaining month we have in store. Smoke and Mirrors episodes airs on e.tv from Mondays to Fridays at 21h00. by...

01/03/2024

Gqeberha: The Empire 2 Teasers - March 2023

Gqeberha: The Empire 2 Teasers - March 2023What an entertaining month we have in store. Gqeberha: The Empire episodes airs on Mzansi Magic from Mondays to Frida...

01/03/2024

Streaming today: Blood & Water Season 4' on Netflix - 1 March 2024

Streaming today: Blood & Water Season 4' on Netflix - 1 March 2024Looking for something to watch tonight? Check out all the new streaming releases from all...