A Sense of Belonging

Creating an exceptional firm that betters the world of work

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Our Talent Values

Talent is in our DNA. It is who we serve, what we study, and the quality we most pride ourselves on in our team.
Here is a snapshot of our internal talent values.

Inclusion
& Diversity

It's a priority that all team members feel a deep sense of belonging and balance. Diversity in experience, viewpoints, and backgrounds, within each team, is our objective. It is our goal that every team member, from day one, knows they belong.

Purpose
In Work

The work we do matters. Our first purpose is to better the world of work, and we pursue that aim through elevating the voices of candidates and helping their employers better serve them. Though our products may evolve, our commitment to impact will remain steadfast.

Merit-Based
Advancement

At IRC, we expect everyone on the team, from day one, to up our game. Red tape doesn't constrain visibility or advancement. Rather, one's responsibilities and career progression reflect their contributions.

Developmental
Leadership

We have the same high standards for everyone on our team, regardless of level. And, we expect everyone to grow. To that end, we invest in our people, their growth, and their continual learning.

Succeeding at IRC

We are a startup with large ambitions for impact. We look for team members with qualities that drive us forward.

Life at IRC

Life at IRC is pretty sweet. We mean that literally and figuratively. (Not just because we love pie and donuts.) The average American spends 1,788 hours a year at work. It would be a shame to not love your career and team.

Accelerated Career Growth Paths

Medical/Vision & Dental Benefits

Unlimited Paid Time Off

Flexible Work Schedules

Parental Leave Policies

Career Development Stipends

Mental Health Resources & Benefits

Ability to Propose Other Benefits!

Meet the TEam

Business Development Team

Allison Latham

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
College: Georgetown
Major/Minor(s): Spanish, Government; minor in Business Administration
Before IRC: Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte

Favorite Spot in DC: Kennedy Center terrace in the summer
Hobbies: Yoga, searching for the best ramen in the city, live music, traveling, DC sports
Favorite Music: Kacey Musgraves, Lord Huron, LCD Soundsystem
One thing you’d never guess about me is… I play the drums and have been in two rock bands over the years. 

Research Team

Papsi Kabia

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
College & Year: Penn
Major/Minor(s): Management (Strategic)
Before IRC: Startup work at Elucify & Librii

Favorite Spot in DC: &Pizza (every and all locations).
Hobbies: Sports & listening to music
Favorite Music (genre or artist): *NSYNC, Kanye, Drake, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean
Favorite Book: The Poisonwood Bible, Soon I Will Be Invincible, and the His Dark Materials trilogy
One thing you’d never guess about me is… I can whistle exhaling and inhaling

Research Team

Patrick Babajanian

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
College & Year: UC Berkeley ’17
Major/Minor(s): Peace & Conflict Studies
Before IRC: Executive Account Manager at Prime Advocacy

Favorite Spot in DC: The walk along the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and US Capitol
Hobbies: Curling up on the couch with some green tea and a good book; discussing history/politics/international relations ad infinitum; observing squirrels in their natural urban habitats
Favorite Music (genre or artist): Bon Jovi, Hans Zimmer, Alexander Rybak, Iranian pop from the ‘70s
Favorite Books: The Revenge of Geography, War on Peace, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
One thing you’d never guess about me is… I was once mistaken as a defendant in a criminal trial when I was actually just an intern shadowing.

Business Development Team

Daniel Wasserman

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI
College & Year: University of Michigan, 2014
Major/Minor(s): Political Science
Before IRC: Hanover Research, Federal Judicial Internship (Detroit), Geopolitical Risk Analyst (Tel Aviv)

Favorite Spot in DC: Billy Goat Trail
Hobbies: watching sports and hiking
Favorite Music (genre or artist): early 2000s
Favorite Book: David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
One thing you’d never guess about me is… I’ve facilitated multiple conversations around male emotions and why we should express them more often

Research Team

Syeda Buchwach

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
College:
Georgetown University
Major/Minor(s):
International Economic
Before IRC:
Doctoral Student at George Mason

Favorite Spot in DC:
Georgetown for strolling on a sunny day!
Hobbies: Painting & collaging, weightlifting, learning to draw, hiking on VA's beautiful trails
Power Song:
The Unforgiven by Metallica for air guitar!
One thing you’d never guess about me is… I have a bicep tattoo

Member Experience Team

Hannah Bower

Hometown: Boulder, CO
College & Year:
Claremont McKenna College ‘16
Major/Minor(s):
Government, Psychology; minor in Leadership Studies
Before IRC:
Account Management Specialist at the Education Advisory Board

Favorite Spot in DC:
The Key Bridge (specifically at sunrise or sunset)
Hobbies: Discovering new recipes to make in my Instant Pot, going to Costco, teaching spin classes
Favorite Music: Kygo, Matoma, James Arthur, Julia Michaels
Favorite Book: Interpreter of Maladies, The Giver, The Opposite of Loneliness, The Light We Lost
One thing you’d never guess about me is… I did a triathlon and accidentally qualified for Nationals #oops

Research Team

Evan Martino

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
College & Year:
Harvard 2013
Major:
Romance Languages and Literatures; Secondary Field, Economics
Before IRC:
Senior Research Analyst at CEB

Favorite Spot in DC:
Kennedy Center
Hobbies: Playing cello, walking around DC
Favorite Music (genre or artist): Rock & classical
Favorite Book: Don Quixote
One thing you’d never guess about me is... On a nice weekend day you might find me around DC playing heavy metal music arranged for Cellos

Research Team

John Plonk

Hometown: Durham, NC
College & Year: Princeton ‘15
Major/Minor(s): Woodrow Wilson School
Before IRC: Started an iPhone repair company and interned at Udemy, an education startup

Favorite Spot in DC: Any rooftop come summer
Hobbies: Chipotle, hiking, a cappella (in college), stopping by dog parks even though I don’t have a dog
Favorite Music (genre or artist): The Avett Brothers, Lake Street Dive, St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Favorite Books: White Noise, Kafka on the Shore
One thing you’d never guess about me is… I’m dead set on one day hiking Te Araroa, a nearly 2000-mile trail that runs the entire length of New Zealand

Where Do You Belong?

Check out our teams and let us know where your passion lies.

IRC Internship Program

The future
Our interns not only represent the future; they are a critical part of our success each season.