We are excited to introduce you to Lauren Hoy, a Senior Intelligence Analyst with Concentric Advisors. Joining our team in 2018, Lauren brings a dynamic and multifaceted background in intelligence stemming from her education and broad experiences.
What is a typical day for you like at Concentric?
Typical is a tough one! One of the things I most enjoy about my work on the Intelligence Team is how no two days are alike. Our Corporate Intel Team serves a large portfolio of clients, so on any given day I could be interviewing an executive for a holistic risk assessment, helping a client refine their needs into an actionable intelligence product, or working with our team of talented analysts to find new ways to deliver the information our clients need to keep them safe. Over the course of my time here, I’ve written and briefed about the pros and cons of deplatforming white nationalists, the physical threats from online conspiracies like QAnon, and complex geopolitical topics impacting our clients’ philanthropic endeavors around the world.
How long have you been at Concentric and what part of your job do you find most fulfilling?
I have been at Concentric for almost three years now. Over that time, I have most enjoyed our work with non-profits and our private wealth clients’ philanthropic work. It’s great to be able to support organizations and initiatives who are doing good in the world.
What is your educational and professional background before joining Concentric?
Before I came to Concentric, I actually started my career in management consulting on federal government contracts with Deloitte. I was coming out of undergrad with a bachelors in international relations and got the opportunity to work with clients across the international development, defense, and intelligence community spaces. Based on my time there, I opted to focus on national security and studied for a Masters in Strategic Studies and China Studies at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies. I studied up to be an intelligence analyst, and simultaneously got the chance to work with the U.S. State Department and The Stimson Center think tank while in DC. Now I get to bring that analytical mindset and holistic view of political risk analysis to a whole new client set here at Concentric.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
When I’m not working, I love exploring new places in my new hometown of San Francisco. During the COVID-19 pandemic that has typically taken the form of hikes in green spaces of all sizes, but in different times I love exploring new foods, neighborhoods, and art. I also enjoy cooking, taking long walks with my dog, and a good trivia night.
What are you most looking forward to in 2021?
I am most looking forward to long distance travel returning. My family is spread out across the country, and I’m eager to continue chipping away at the long list of dream international travel destinations I’ve built up from doing so many travel assessments for our clients.