Isaac Parham is a research associate at Toffler, where he helps the team collect, synthesize, and present information for various clients. He began his career at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he helped plan events, produced reports and media, and supported the Center’s research portfolio in Latin America and the Caribbean. He previously interned with TradeSecure LLC in his hometown of Athens, Georgia, and interned with the Public Defender’s Office of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Isaac graduated from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs with a degree in International Affairs, and with minors in Spanish and Political Science.

Why did you join Toffler Associates?

Even throughout the application and interview process, I was struck by how genuine and passionate everyone I spoke with was. From Senior Associates to Human Resources and everyone in between, every person at the firm is dedicated to lifelong learning and preparing for the future- and genuinely excited to talk about it.

What is your superpower?

Asking the right questions. Too often, we stick with the safest option- questions that have already been vetted or that are intentionally neutral to avoid ruffling feathers. I think it is important to think outside of the box to make sure our team and our clients have covered all bases, especially when thinking about the future. A close runner-up is that I can cut onions without crying.

What is your favorite part about TA culture?

I love that Toffler’s culture is so cross-disciplinary. A project team may include engineers, political scientists, and writers, or people who have been with the firm anywhere from three weeks to fifteen years, all working alongside one another. Most of all, I appreciate how welcoming and considerate everyone is. No one’s voice is diminished.

How do you spend your free time?

I love to attend language clubs around the DMV, and catch a show at the Kennedy Center whenever I can. I spend a lot of time playing Mario Kart and making TikToks with my roommates, but we also get out of the house for weekly trivia.