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

Name: Terri McCrea
Title: Program Analyst, CIO Action Officer
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs

Education info: (school/degree): Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration in Public Administration (2016)
What one talent do you wish you had? The ability to sing and sound heavenly
What’s the best part of your job (other than the people you work with)? Being a public servant and figuring out what things I can do personally to improve services to Veterans

Describe your strangest day at work. N/A (Everyday can tend to be strange)

What was your worst summer or part-time job? Being a telemarketer promoting MCI long distance services
What one thing would you like most to achieve next? Graduate with my MBA and become a first line manager within the Federal government.

Bucket list, to-do? Become a motivational speaker and manager

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a fashion designer, business owner, and lawyer

What do you know now that you wish you’d known at 18? Better financial management principles
Who was your most-valued mentor? I have an informal mentor, Ms. Jacquelyn Patillo who is a SES. I appreciate whenever we talk, because she shares her work experience and give me ideas on how I can achieve my goals.

Learn more about the CXO Fellows Program.