CXO FELLOWS: Neil Starzynski

The CXO Fellows Program regularly features members of the class of 2015-2016. This is a part of that series.

Name: Neil Starzynski
Title: Financial Management Specialist
Agency: Department of Labor

Education info: (school/degree): University of California at Santa Cruz and Springfield College – B.S. Psychology

What one talent do you wish you had? I wish that I was musically inclined. I am sure most everyone around me wishes the same when they hear me attempt to sing or strum a guitar.

What was your worst summer or part-time job? Bar backing at a famous bar close to the Buffalo Bills stadium. Those fans have certainly earned their reputation.

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? I watched Top Gun on a weekly basis and I couldn’t wait to grow up and join the Navy. I like to imagine that if that happened that my call sign would have been something awesome.

What one word best describes you? Genuine

What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome? As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria I was thrust into a small village where no one spoke English and was expected to provide a meaningful transfer of skills. Every day was a struggle to communicate but it turned out to be the most rewarding and fruitful experience that I have ever had.
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