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A day in the life of Dan Raudonis





Time at the clearing:

5 years

I was born in Massachusetts, making me a sometimes-rabid Boston/New England sports fan even though I’ve been living in Washington, D.C. for the past seven years. Minorly addicted to Twitter, majorly addicted to the news, I am fascinated by the ways in which seemingly disparate things connect to one another. I love listening to podcasts, with my favorite subjects including the ways technology is changing our lives and first-hand accounts of undercover media stories. In my spare time, I like to bake, cook, and try new cocktails with my fiancée. I dream of one day editing and publishing a crossword, but know I would get too bogged down in tinkering with the details of each clue.

My Typical Day:

  • Most of my day is spent helping my clients organize, structure, and articulate their work. I'm honored to partner with some really passionate and dedicated federal employees and TC staff working toward a common goal of helping better use technology to serve the American public. Beyond my project work, I help my team at TC manage our financial targets, including the reporting of work-to-date and forecasting upcoming work across a number of project lanes. Internal to the company, I wear numerous hats, including lead for our Corporate Social Responsibility program, Action Lead for our largest portfolio of contracts, and member of our Internal Preparedness Working Group.

  • Caffeinating! Homemade cold brew has been an essential staple for the early working hours. Mornings are when I’m at my best and feel the most energized. When I'm able to, I like to structure my work to save writing-intensive projects for the morning.

  • The middle of the day is typically dominated by meetings, particularly with all of us working remotely. I aim to take a quick late afternoon walk to get some fresh air and sunshine.

  • I start to wind down for the day and figure out what needs to be wrapped up for today and what can be started the next morning. I use Trello to keep track of my "to-dos" and as a quick at-a-glance look at what's on my plate for the day/week. I spruce up my workstation a bit and step away from my laptop to placate my hungry cat and get started on my own dinner, followed by catching up on the news or streaming something new.