“Basically, I am responsible for making sure that my company’s tech teams in China and in the English-speaking world understand each other,” he explains. Originally, he considered becoming a lifelong academic. “I still do quite a lot of research, writing and presenting in my career, and using those skills to bridge the gaps between people, cultures and economies has become a big motivator for me.” Lincoln has also translated numerous books, documentaries, and video games into both Chinese and English.
In addition to his translation skills, Lincoln leverages the collaborative edge that his time at Guilford helped him develop in order to foster cross-cultural connections.
“I went from deeply introverted my entire childhood to being extremely social at Guilford. It has been an important part of my growth as an adult — caring about people and expressing that to them has become much easier since I attended school,” he shares.
Lincoln also grew up in a Quaker-influenced environment, he explains. “Many of the people in my community growing up went to colleges with Quaker roots. They really convinced me of the importance of small classes and good values in education.”
And during the admission process, Lincoln remembers meeting several professors who were, “incredibly charismatic and inspiring.” It made all the difference for him as he chose a college. Later, when it came time to choose a major, Guilford’s faculty inspired him again.