Meet Christine Phan // Business Analyst


Do you have any passion projects outside of work? If so, can you tell us more?

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Over the past two years, I've been a part of the wonderful world of card making and crafting. It is a great creative outlet and it is meditative, especially in the fast-paced world we live in today. My goal is to hone my crafting skills so that I can start my own Etsy shop.

 

 

 

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What is your role and industry? 

I work in corporate as a business analyst at a leading Fortune 500 QSR (Quick Service Restaurants). Originally, I did not set out to work in this field. However, I've stayed on because I've really enjoyed my work experience here.

It is fascinating to see all the moving parts that must work together to operate and maintain a leading QSR company. I get to be a part of all this, and I continue to learn about different aspects of the business every day.

Specifically, I've helped contribute to the growth of our international restaurants and strengthen our international presence. Working with people around the world and making sure they have the tools and resources needed to succeed has been very rewarding for me.

Who or what would you attribute to your success so far?

My parents, who taught me the importance of hard work and perseverance.

My boss, who has always supported my curiosity and desire to learn and empowered me to build my skillset and work experience.

My work ethic and willingness to help.

From your experience, what advice would you have for women in the workplace?

As a millennial and woman of color, there have been many times where I've felt out of place in my corporate environment. However, over the past few years, I have grown confident and proud of the characteristics and qualities that make me stand out. My advice would be, do not view being different or a minority as an obstacle or disadvantage; it is a strength that allows you to bring forth ideas and perspectives that others may not have.

Who inspires you today? 

My parents.

My Brandeis friends and classmates who never cease to amaze and impress me.

Ali Wong, Rachel Bloom, and Lady Gaga.

What has been your proudest moment so far?

I am most proud of not only graduating from college with a Bachelors in Psychology, but also being the first in my family to attain this level of education.

I am also proud of being initially hired as an intern at the age of 18 at my company and rising to the position of a business analyst, with increasing responsibilities and demands.

 

Thank you for sharing Christine!