Describe what you do: I am an analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Financial Sponsors and Industrials investment banking groups in San Francisco, CA. My function is to perform the analytical work needed to facilitate corporate transactions. On a day-to-day basis, I find myself submerged in PowerPoint presentations and Excel.
How do you like your coffee: I unabashedly prefer instant coffee.
Device(s) you use:
- Lenovo Thinkpad
- Acer dual monitors
- Havit low-profile mechanical keyboard (to accommodate my short fingers)
- GameSir gaming mouse
- iPhones (personal and corporate)
Describe your working style in one sentence: While I aim to stay focused on whatever task is at hand, I also make sure to give myself enough breathing room throughout the day to self-reflect, read, write, and listen to good music.
What does your workspace look like: I’m fortunate enough to have wide windows that overlook Salesforce Park and the City’s skyline. This offers lots of natural light that illuminates the watercolor paintings that hang above my desk. I also like to have technology that helps me be more efficient with work.
How does your workspace affect your creative process: I’ve always enjoyed writing so I like to keep my writing journal and sticky notes within reach. My journal is for stream-of-consciousness thoughts that I like to transpose onto paper and my sticky notes are for writing down random flashes of ideas that reveal themselves throughout the day.
Do you have a favourite playlist for work: My sister, Sandy, and I love sharing music. I frequently find myself listening to whatever playlist she whipped together on Spotify.
Who would you like to nominate for the next workflow interview: Dulma Altan.
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