How Expat Experience in China Reshapes Career Aspirations - Andrew Hutson

In Chapter 15 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, Andrew Hutson answers "How Has Working Abroad in China Shaped Your Ambition for What You Do Next?"  Hutson reframes the question around not ambition but aspiration.  Working in China teaches Hutson to appreciate where he is from.  He notes that while he will likely work internationally often on short and medium term assignments, being a lifelong expat working abroad is not something he will pursue.  Hutson compares and contrasts several abroad experiences and how each overseas living experience has affected his life and trajectory, personally and professionally.  Hutson is a senior project manager at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), where he advises corporate partners such as Wal-Mart on sustainable supply chain initiatives.  Hutson holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MEM from the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment.  He earned his BA from Michigan State University.