When I’m not at my desk during the day…
I’m meeting with one of my mentors or colleagues. A number of my mentors are not part of my immediate team, which I find really beneficial to bounce ideas off of them and get an outside perspective. I think we should always be searching for new connections, so I make it a point to set up meetings with new people every once in a while and learn more about them.
Skills to be successful in my role…
Sales-minded, attention to detail, strong communication skills, ability to remain calm under pressure and team oriented
Best advice I’ve received at GS…
It’s ok to express your personality and let your teammates as well as clients see the person behind the computer. Good mentors, managers and colleagues have helped me gain the confidence to be myself every day.
How I’d describe my team dynamic…
Collaborative and high energy. The trading environment promotes fast paced interaction with teammates and other teams on the floor.
Who I am makes me better at what I do…
Throughout high school I grew up on a sailboat with my family sailing around the world. Being immersed in different cultures and languages taught me how to be understanding, communicative and most importantly adaptable to a changing environment. Today, I attribute a lot of my teamwork skills and attitude towards my work to the way I grew up. Working in a team to grow a business and overcome challenges along the way is a lot like sailing across an ocean; you hoist the sails, turning headwinds into tailwinds. It’s hard to predict what can come up in terms of opportunities and obstacles and it’s important to remain open minded. I appreciate how Goldman Sachs encourages personal and professional growth, making a wide variety of options available for its people.
Favorite work perk
The gym! Especially when it’s snowing outside and I know I only have to take the elevator from my desk to get a workout in. Also, I love the in-house health center and physical therapy— so convenient.
Mixed grain bowls, acai bowls, salads
Favorite Talks at GS guest
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and CFO Nelson Chai
First thing I mastered after joining GS
Onboarding new clients
Skill I’m building now
Learning how to be efficient and effective within the firm by expanding my technical knowledge and mastering internal procedures.