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Samir Shakur

Data Security Analyst

What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I enjoy eating (especially Ethiopian food and buffalo wings), taking naps, playing all kinds of video games on my PS5 and PC, and traveling.

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day and why?

Actually, I’m content to just be myself, but being myself with one billion dollars for a day would make me really happy!

What has been your favorite place to travel to and why?

So far, my favorite place that I’ve traveled to has been Puerto Rico. The weather was great when we visited, and I was traveling with a group of my loved ones, so the company and atmosphere were ideal. We had a packed itinerary and were able to enjoy so many on our trip, like exploring old San Juan, ATV riding, yacht parties, hiking, and rock climbing!

Do you have a favorite quote?

When you try hard, that’s when you die hard.” – Kanye West

For me, this quote is a reminder to never force anything in life, rather to speak it into existence and let it come to you naturally.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t be lazy, don’t procrastinate, and stay consistent.

What has been your favorite project/task you’ve been involved in at Synergy?

My favorite project that I’ve been involved in at Synergy was helping users migrate from traditional user ID and password login procedures to a more user-friendly and secure ID card login process.