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At the Water Cooler with Akin, Data Analyst

How long have you been with ASHLIN and what is your role with the company?

I have been with ASHLIN since February 14th, 2022.

What do you enjoy most about working at ASHLIN?

I enjoy the visibility the small number of staff provides, and I also enjoy being able to take on more lead roles on certain tasks or projects.

What are some of your professional aspirations?

I would like to become more proficient with programming with regards to advance database querying on multiple database platforms. I would also like to improve my public speaking skills.

Can you tell us a little about a current project that you’re working on?

I am working on a project for a client (DIR) to update a set of User documentation slide decks detailing the step-by-step process of the tools used in merging excel files, and uploading the data in a database, and being able to manually edit the data via the tool.

How did you arrive at your decision to work at ASHLIN?

The interview went well. I felt I had the necessary skills to do the job. Also, I was eager to take on the challenge of working in a different environment where I felt I could add value and feel more than just a cog in the wheel.

Now to the Fun Stuff

How do you start your morning routine?

I typically drink a bottle of water, get my kids ready for school, and get some breakfast.

Tell us about a person who has inspired you.

My wife inspires me. She is incredibly resilient and patient in her duties as a mother and wife. I hope to attain her level of patience someday.

What food is your favorite “guilty pleasure”?

Crab cakes

What is your favorite hobby?

Spending time with my kids.

Tell us something about your life that most people would be surprised to know.

I went to a boarding school for 4 years of my life when I was 12 years old.

What are you reading right now?

Black Wave by Kim Ghattas & The Almanack of Naval Ravikant.

What is your “go to” mobile app?


Name one destination in the world that you have to visit in the next 5 years.

Turks & Caicos

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

Rolling through the Punches

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Tobi Bakre

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?

When I was in the Army, I went to go take a shower after lights out. I got caught by a drill sergeant. I was expecting a punishment right away, but he just stared at me for a good one minute then walked out without saying a word.

Who are your top 5 greatest (artists, musicians, movies, athletes, books, cars, etc.) of all time?

Movies: The Godfather series, Count of Monte Cristo, James Bond collection, Goodfellas, and The Last Samurai