Adulting at 25

April 16, 2018

As many of you know, I started working at Eagle Hill Consulting as a Management Consultant Associate at the beginning of this year. I am placed on the Customs and Border Protection account under the Department of Homeland Security. I lead the process improvement workstream on my team, identifying, documenting, and reengineering operational processes for our client’s program functions. I also draft mass communications that are sent to our customers about updated processes and services. Lastly, I create onboarding decks for new employees who join our team and give New Employee Orientation presentations. I am known as the #onboardingqueen! So far, I enjoy the challenge of learning something new every day in the federal consulting world and hope to continue to grow my skill sets.

On a more personal note, I simultaneously hit my quarter life crisis trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up and celebrating my 25th birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth last month! I went to Disneyworld in Orlando and explored all four amusement parks; Epcot was by far my favorite. As a devoted foodie, getting a taste of the food and culture from around the world was both delicious and fulfilling! During my trip in Florida, I also drove down to Miami to watch the sunrise at South Beach, visit the Ice Cream Museum, and eat delicious Cuban food in Little Havana. I also had the opportunity to visit the Everglades National Park; I am now an official annual pass holder for the National Parks!

Below are some photos highlighting the best parts of my Florida trip:

(left) Celebrating my 25th birthday at the Magic Kingdom aka the Happiest Place on Earth! (right) Eating our way through Epcot! His eyes are closed because he’s daydreaming about all the delicious food.
(left) Repping Eagle Hill at the Everglades National Park! (right) Enjoying the beautiful sunrise at South Beach.
“I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream!” at the Ice Cream Museum.

The start of spring wouldn’t be complete without some photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC. And as we millennials like to say:

Trending: Sakura Season.
(left) Look at how beautifully the cherry blossoms paint the Tidal Basin in pink! #prettyinpink (right) Cherry blossoms at the golden hour.

To everyone reading this post, I want to thank you for the mentorship, partnership, and friendship you have provided me over the years. Whether you had a (coffee) chat with me, gave me advice on best practices to navigate through the consulting world, or encouraged me to continue to engage with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, I am truly grateful for your faith in my potential to succeed as a consultant and as a leader.

Happy spring!

Best,

Cathy