Staff Spotlight, Steven Micko
TEP: Tell us about yourself!
Steven: Hi! My name is Steven Micko, and I’m a Technical Analyst at the Atrium, where I’ve been for the last two years! You can also find me moving around at the other MN locations as well, taking care of any IT needs that come up, and making sure everything is working as expected. Outside of working at The Emily Program, I’m still probably tinkering with a computer, but you can also find me playing Ultimate Frisbee, hiking, or unicycling!
TEP: What’s it like working in IT for The Emily Program?
Steven: You never know what’s gonna happen next! Beyond all the technical things I work with, I also get to visit all of the clinics and meet with staff there, so I get to see what’s happening all over the organization and end up learning a lot about how we help our patients. It’s very rewarding, more than I think most IT jobs are, because of the impact I can have supporting the work our doctors and clinicians do. Seeing the work that they do at each of our sites and hearing about the incredible impact we have in our community isn’t something every company can offer. Even though I don’t work directly with our clients, doing work behind the scenes to support our staff who do is something I’m thankful to be a part of!
TEP: What’s one thing you want people to know about The Emily Program?
Steven: More than anything, I just want more people to know about The Emily Program! I think the work being done here is so valuable, and I want everyone who struggles with an eating disorder to know that there are people out there who understand and care about the things they’re going through.
TEP: If you could choose the most important thing you’ve learned at The Emily Program, what would it be?
Steven: Never make assumptions! Computers and people are both complicated, and it’s easy to miss important info and make mistakes if you assume you know something about them without confirming it.
TEP: What are you most looking forward to this year?
Steven: This year has already brought a new game in my favorite series (Metro: Exodus), a new album from my favorite band (Stolen Diamonds by The Cat Empire), a new position at TEP (Technical Analyst), and I became an uncle, so it’s hard to ask for much more in the rest of the year! Although, the new season of Stranger Things is pretty exciting…
TEP: What are you currently listening to or watching?
Steven: Lately, I’ve mostly been listening to Vide Noir by Lord Huron, and Every Country’s Sun by Mogwai, And I’m watching the new season of Brooklyn 99!