Redmond, WA—November 2, 2018— We are lucky to have an awesome team of folks from diverse backgrounds that bring unique skill-sets to AGCP. This month we sat down with Nick to learn more about where he’s been and where he’s going.
What do you do all day at AGCP?
I’m a new associate at AGCP, so I’ve been mainly working on internal projects my first two weeks. I’m in charge of the Insights blog where I write articles about AGCP, our employees, industry, and community. I’m also assisting Hannah with re-designing our company website and helping others put together presentations. I was also recently placed on a project with a software company in the Seattle area where I will be compiling data for a subscription service.
What is your background in? How did these experiences lead you to your current role?
My background is in International Studies and International Development. Before AGCP, I was working with an incubator for social entrepreneurs in Stockholm, Sweden. We advised social entrepreneurs on their budgeting, scaling, and social impact strategies. I really enjoyed the strategy and project management aspects of this job, which naturally led me to consulting where I can continue to develop these skills and work with some incredibly smart, focused, and talented people.
What are you looking forward to most in the upcoming months at AGCP?
I’m most excited about all the learning opportunities available at AGCP. I’m a huge believer in lifelong learning, which is what made consulting an attractive career path for me. I hope to use my time at AGCP to improve my project management and data analytics capacities through various projects and certification programs.
Where’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to and why?
Vietnam and Cambodia. I cannot say enough positive things. First of all, they are so incredibly beautiful. They have so much history and the food is unmatched to anywhere I’ve ever been. The best part though was the hospitality we received. At one of our BnB’s in Cambodia, our hosts cooked meals for us every morning and evening and would sit down to talk with us for hours. I have never had such a personal experience while traveling.
What’s a favorite TEDTalk, Podcast or article that you’ve recently read?
I have such a hard time choosing, so I’ll give you a couple of my favorites. For TEDTalks I love How not to be ignorant about the world and The best stats you’ve ever seen, both by the late Hans Rosling. For podcasts, I love The Daily and Caliphate by The New York Times as well as Planet Money, The Indicator, TED Radio Hour, Hidden Brain and It’s Been a Minute by NPR. The best articles I’ve recently were Against Identity Politics: The New Tribalism and the Crisis of Democracy by Francis Fukuyama published in Foreign Affairs and Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change by Nathaniel Rich in The New York Times.
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