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TheBridge profile: Nika Nour


Name: Nika Nour

Current city: Washington, DC

Current job: Director, Federal Government Affairs - Entertainment Software Association

Past job: Director, Communications and Creative Strategies - Internet Association

Q. Favorite spot for a coffee meeting? Slipstream or Baked Joint

Q. Job advice in three words? Have a vision.

Q. Describe one way how a skill you learned in a previous job helped you in your new job.
Learning how to film video and livestream on Capitol Hill helped amplify and visualize bigger projects in my later career. It was a great skillset that offset costs for my employers as well.

Q. How are you (or your company, org, nonprofit) currently bridging the gap between politics and tech? The video game industry is a high-tech industry driven by the highest level of computer science and engineering talent. Accordingly, we support policies that aim to produce and retain highly-skilled students in STEM and STEAM fields. The industry also supports efforts to retrain highly-skilled veterans and manufacturing workers and take advantage of our strong domestic workforce.

Q. Morning routine? I wake up super early and haul myself to the gym for Ironman training.

Q. How many hours of sleep do you get? 4-7ish

Q. Most underrated virtue in an employee? The ability to follow through

Q. Favorite app? Bloons TD 5

Q. What can Silicon Valley teach DC? Change in the way we evolve should be embraced not feared.

Q. What can DC teach Silicon Valley? Don’t take what you’re doing today for granted. An upset is always possible.

Q. Favorite under the radar company?