TheBridge profile: Steven Olikara
Name: Steven Olikara
Current job: Founder and President of Millennial Action Project
City: Washington, DC
Q. Job advice in three words? Read The Alchemist.
Q. What do young people job worry about too much? Going along with a traditional sequence of “next steps.” The best lives lived have been non-linear and often unexpected. Staying on a safe linear path is fine but it robs you of maximizing your potential. Achieving one’s purpose inherently involves risk, creativity, and self-initiative.
Q. Best advice you’ve received? If you think someone ought to do something, that person is probably you.
Q. Which Member of Congress is most tech savvy? There are a few good ones, but Congressman Ro Khanna is a true representative of Silicon Valley.
Q. How do you unwind after work? Playing guitar and writing songs.