MEET THE SQUAD: A Personal Glimpse into Our Team

Our team members are crucial in Nuvera’s success and in this edition of Meet the Squad, we would like to take a moment to introduce you to one of those team members, Bonnie Hou!

Hello, my name is Bonnie Hou, and I am currently a manager on the Nuvera team. Prior to Nuvera, I worked in the healthcare industry for a decade with a wide range of experiences in finance, global strategy, operations, account management, and project management.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I was an active event emcee in college. When I attended Peking University, there were a lot of student activities and galas like the orientation party for the freshmen, the Chinese New Year celebration, and different business case competitions, etc. It was quite an honor and a pleasure to be the emcee of many events.  

What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why? The courage for new adventures. In both my professional and personal life, my journey is guided by 4 words with an abbreviation of “ABCD: Adventure, Build, Create & Deliver”. Whenever there’s an opportunity for a new adventure, to build something from scratch, to create a solution, and to deliver results, you will find me there.

What’s a trip that changed you, and why? When I was a junior in college, I did a 6-month exchange program at the University of Sydney in Australia. That trip was my first time living abroad and in the southern hemisphere, it truly broadened my horizon. I was fascinated by the diversity of local communities and the food scene.  I was also mesmerized by the beauty of the Opera House, the Darling Harbor, and the Bondi beach. It prepared me well when I came to the US for graduate school as well.

Do you have a hidden talent? What is it? Salsa dancing. My husband and I met through ballroom dancing, and now living in Texas, we love going to salsa nights across the city.

What book are you reading now? The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi. The philosophy in the book is profoundly liberating, allowing the readers to develop the courage to change and ignore the limitations that we and those around us place on ourselves.

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