This week’s Spotlight features Manager Daphnie Pierre. Daphnie brings 10 years of experience from mission-driven organizations, specifically in fields of higher education and research administration, to her client engagements. She holds a BA in Economics with a minor in Public Health and an MBA in Strategy & Innovation, both from Boston University. Click here to read her full biography.

First and last name
Daphnie Pierre.

What is your role at CFAR?

How long have you been with CFAR?
Just over a year.

What do you enjoy most about your role?
No two days look the same and I’m learning so much!

What are three words you would use to describe CFAR?
Curious, thoughtful, and impactful.

What has been your favorite memory at CFAR?
Our Zoom happy hours—I joined during the pandemic but still felt like I was able to connect with my colleagues.

What is your favorite thing about working at CFAR?
Feeling like I’ve made a real difference for our clients. We were working with a client that had some concerns about their culture and were experiencing some significant changes in leadership. We facilitated a retreat where we were able to help them talk through some tough subjects and think about how they could move forward together. It was amazing to hear that they felt helped by it.

What book are you currently reading right now?
Should We Stay or Should We Go by Lionel Shriver.

What is your favorite book/podcast?
The Journal by WSJ.

If you could gain a new skill in 10 minutes, what would it be?
When I was younger, my parents signed me up for piano lessons and I quit after a couple lessons. I regret this and wish I could play the piano.

What are your top three publications that you read every morning?
I love Twitter and it’s one of the first things I look at in the morning. It’s fun to see a mix of personal tweets and be able to read articles from some of the accounts I follow which include, the WSJ, Economist, and/or NPR.

What is one thing—industry-related or not—you learned in the last month?
How large of an environmental impact fast fashion has.

What is one thing that made you smile recently?
I went to a 70th birthday party recently. It was so great to hear how many lives this person had touched.

If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would it be and why?
Oprah! I used to get her magazines in the mail! I love her Soul Sundays and her story, and she has so much wisdom to share.