As we continue to highlight our diverse team, Nuvera is delighted to introduce you to Lindy Vicari, in this month’s Meet the Squad post.
Hi everyone! I’m Lindy and I am a Consultant at Nuvera. I have a background in biochemistry and medical devices. Since joining, I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside my exceptional coworkers to tackle numerous projects, particularly in the Cell & Gene and Oncology spaces.
What led you to this career? I have always been passionate about life sciences, and I knew from a young age that I wanted to study it at the college-level. While I first considered a career in medicine, I was drawn to consulting because it combined the problem-solving and team-work skills that I enjoyed throughout my childhood/young-adult life with my desire to improve the healthcare industry. Consulting allows me to flex a lot of different muscles while simultaneously pushing me to improve as a leader and a strategic thinker.
What’s your go-to productivity trick? When I feel myself staring at a screen for too long or losing productivity, I take a short brain-break to reset. Sometimes I walk around the office or get a foosball game in. Other times I grab a snack or do the NYT mini-crossword. Then, I start with something lighter to get the ball rolling before jumping back into more complex tasks.
What’s your favorite way to unwind after a busy day? After a busy day, I like to unwind by meeting up with friends for golf. On a nice day, I love to get outside at one of the local courses, and if it’s raining or during the winter, there are a couple great indoor simulators to hit at.
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at Nuvera? I was surprised how dedicated and invested Nuvera-veterans are in the career and personal development of team members earlier on in their career. I am routinely asked about how I am doing personally and professionally, and I am encouraged to work outside of my comfort zone. The commitment to my growth motivates me to practice active mindfulness every day and to pass on similar levels of enthusiasm for my teammate’s goals and aspirations.
What’s your favorite sport to watch and which team do you root for? Football is my favorite sport to watch, and the Philadelphia Eagles are my team. My dad and I will call and talk about every game. We’re on a good run right now and I’m hopeful we can get back to the Superbowl this year.