Born and raised in California, but currently attending the University of Missouri (Mizzou), I will always be a West Coast girl with a streak of Midwest. I first came to Mizzou as an undergrad because I knew I loved PR and SEC football more than I hated cold weather.
I stayed at Mizzou for my master’s degree because I never stop learning: I wanted to understand more media theory and do my own research on account management. When I finish classes this May 2018, I can’t wait to bring my knowledge to the workplace.
I have been working in fashion, beauty, tech, and lifestyle PR since age 19, when I interned for San Diego-based online fashion retailer Note To You Little Sister (NTYLS). Since then, I have been a part of incredible PR teams at Ulta Beauty and Ketchum, working with national brands like Whirlpool, Urban Decay, Kleenex and many others. I love working with teams that share my values of curiosity, empathy and tenacity: I am a fearlessly hard worker with an energy and enthusiasm that I love sharing with others.
A few more fun facts:
A self-proclaimed workaholic, I usually spend my free time obsessing over current industry trends and my thesis research. When I’m not devouring every Vogue and Ad Age article imaginable or writing on my personal lifestyle blog Caffeinated Californian, I’m watching Mad Men, taking ballet and boxing classes that make me forget I’m working out, traveling on spontaneous road trips, searching for a good Mexican restaurant in mid-Missouri and going to concerts. And grabbing a coffee or two. Or three or six.
What’s with the typewriter?
The long answer: As much as I love technology and new media, I’m also an old soul. I collect vintage typewriters because there’s nothing in the world like whacking away at old keys and hearing the ding! at the end of the space. Learning to type on a typewriter has made me a better writer because it’s taught me to choose my words carefully, and learn from my mistakes without being afraid to start over.
The short answer: Typewriters are just awesome, okay?