Meet the Team: BPI Analyst Mayce Alcaraz

At Plum, we’re reimagining nutrition from the very first bite and using business as a force for good. But we’re also parents and husbands and sisters and snackers and storytellers and Green Bay Packers fanatics (ok, that’s just one of us) who like to bring our dogs to work sometimes. And we’d love for you to get to know us a little better.

Meet Mayce Alcaraz, our business improvement (BPI) analyst, mom of three and one of Plum’s longest-running employees!

Current city/living set up:
I live in San Ramon, California with my husband and three kids – one 11-year-old son and two daughters, ages three and six months.

Favorite Plum product?
My six-month-old is eating solids now and loves our Just Mangos pouches. Working at Plum has made a huge difference in the way I think about first foods for her. Having access to resources like our pediatric advisor Dr. Greene has been amazing. I’ve learned so many more tips about palate development and introducing healthy foods from a young age that I wasn’t aware of over a decade ago when my son was a baby.

My older kids love Plum too! They are obsessed with our Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jammy Sammys. Everyone in our house eats them, including my husband!

Life outside of work:
After having the baby, we stayed indoors a lot because of flu season and the rainy weather, so we’ve been hermits. Usually, though, we spend a lot of time outside. It’s all about the kids – my husband and I go on long walks with them and take them to the park.

What do you do at Plum?
I work on the back end to manage data for every aspect of our products, from packaging to ingredients. I’ve been at Plum for over six years! It’s crazy to see how much the company has grown.

You recently came back from maternity leave – how has the transition been?
I just came back to work a month ago, so I’m still trying to figure everything out! Because of Plum’s flexible work policy, I’m able to come in early and leave early to get back to my kids, or work from home if I need to, which is great. Honestly, after a five-month leave, it’s been great getting out of the house and connecting with other adults again. Coming into work feels like my time. I even bring my kids in some days … the best of both worlds.

Yes! Do they like visiting you at work?
They love it here – the puppies, the snacks, the attention. My three-year-old daughter strolls into the office like she’s a rockstar greeting her admirers. She’s a big fan of all the colorful fruits and veggies on the walls. She even has her own favorite conference room.