What is a typical day for you like at Concentric?
A typical day involves threat monitoring or routine risk reporting in written and verbal formats for clients that range from high-net worth individuals to multinational corporations. It also consists of responding to unanticipated challenges as our clients’ risk landscapes change with global events like the COVID-19 pandemic or political, economic, or social unrest. Needless to say, designing, coordinating, and carrying out projects for risk mitigation requires a lot of flexibility and creativity in such a fluid and dynamic environment.
How long have you been at Concentric and what part of your job do you find most fulfilling?
I recently had my one-year anniversary at Concentric, and the most fulfilling aspect of my job is being able to deliver insights to our clients to keep their interests secure, and ensure their business continuity through the use of data analytics. The platforms and tools I use to conduct intelligence analysis of negative, hostile, and threatening online activity are incredibly powerful and customizable, allowing me to essentially use numbers and graphical representations to tell stories about the origin, nature, and driving forces behind corporate risks.
What is your educational and professional background before joining Concentric?
I obtained a BA in International Affairs with minors in linguistics and several foreign languages, followed by an MA in International Affairs focusing on international security and economics. My previous professional experience includes legal work and work on natural language processing and software testing for a company developing the capabilities of AI powered virtual assistants.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
In my free time, I enjoy playing piano, guitar, mixing music on a DJ controller, reading something about behavioral sciences or human psychology, or cooking up something tasty.
What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
I am most looking forward to forecasting and evaluating risks for new clients especially with the changes that may come in a post-COVID world.