Dunstable employee Katya to meet Amazon chief scientist on special Seattle tour

Amazon UK 'First Prize winner - Katya Karklisiyska. Photo by Joel Chant
Amazon UK 'First Prize winner - Katya Karklisiyska. Photo by Joel Chant

A Dunstable Amazon employee is delighted to be visiting Seattle to see the company’s headquarters and its chief scientist.

Fulfilment centre associate, Katya Karklisiyska will represent the town as part of the ‘I Found the Right Place’ programme, and will fly to the USA this month.

The hardworking employee won an internal competition and she and her Amazon colleagues from sites across the UK will go on a tour of the Amazon campus and the robotics fulfilment centre.

Katya, who has worked at Amazon for over two years, said: “When Amazon launched its robotics site, I was inspired and started my MBA-Digital Technology Management course at the University of Bedfordshire with the clear idea that later I will be able to apply all this knowledge to help me with my work in Amazon. They have been very accommodating so that I can concentrate on my studies.”

During the five-day trip to Seattle, Katya and Amazon colleagues will also be shown around the city and enjoy a trip up the Space Needle.

Katya said: “I’ve never been to the States before so when I found out I was going to Seattle it was like a dream come true! I am happy and proud to tell my friends that I work for Amazon. Everywhere we go my son tells people that his Mummy works for Amazon, he is so enthusiastic and proud of me, maybe one day he will follow in my footsteps.”

Sertac Yilmaz, General Manager at Amazon’s Dunstable fulfilment centre said: “We take pride in providing a positive workplace and a great environment and I am delighted that Katya will be jetting off to Seattle for the trip of a lifetime.”