Employee Spotlight: Yalanda Birdsong, Workplace Services Manager, Facilities

Employee Spotlight: Yalanda Birdsong
September 2, 2022 Xperi

Office Location:
San Jose (Gold Street), CA, USA

Describe your role in three sentences:
My role is to prepare an amazing environment and experience for all Xperi employees and guests who visit our offices. Our workplace services team strives to bring our space to life by overseeing the day-to-day workspace planning. I partner with facilities managers and team members in other offices to share best practices, align processes and ensure employees and guests receive a consistent experience.

How long have you worked at Xperi and what led you to our industry?
I joined Rovi in 2012 which was later acquired by TiVo. I worked in the non-profit industry for over 20 years helping low-income families. I had the pleasure of serving as the board liaison to Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris and Senator Leland Lee at the Economic Opportunity Council in San Francisco.

Fun Facts:

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be to remove sickness and disease from the world.

What’s one word to describe yourself?

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself or something people would be surprised to learn about you:
I was born and raised in Germany and came to the U.S. when I was 17.