1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Most people do not know I got my start at Teen Vogue! In 2013, I was one of the youngest students (at age 17) to be able to attend the Teen Vogue It Girl Program in Manhattan. I was able to study under former editor-in-chief Amy Astley, it-girl Alexa Chung, Bulgari, and The Coveteur. I took this weekend-long program as a platform to launch myself into the world of advertising, and I do not know where I would be without the amazing and empowering women of Conde Nast.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
I believe passion and hobbies to be two entirely separate entities. I would say my biggest passion is “making things right.” I really cannot stand to work or associate with people who use other people to take advantage of them, or seeing a business or company participate in unethical decisions for monetary gain (cough cough, Pepsi & Kendall Jenner). It really upsets me. As one who hopes to become a large voice in the world of advertising, I really hope this becomes the norm over the course of my lifetime. My hobbies, on the other hand, are gardening and traveling! I live in the toasty AZ desert, and I am really lucky (I guess?) to have grown up with succulents and cacti in abundance. I have over 100 succulents! As for traveling, it’s such a cliche for a 20-something year old to say it’s my favorite thing to do, but well - it is! This year I am hoping to see Portland, Austin, Washington DC, Utah, and The Hamptons.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I am definitely one of those girls that has had my life plan put together since I was 15. High School? Check. College? Check. Lots of internships? Check. Currently, I am working full-time at a marketing agency to develop ethical advertising campaigns to support local artists and small businesses in Arizona. My current goal would be to own my own firm and have a hearty list of clientele in about 5 years to develop creative and radical advertising campaigns for!
4. What is your definition of success?
Success to me has always been about how you feel once you get home. Are you really happy? Not just “I got a raise, I have a degree, I have x, y, and z” type-of-happy. More, am I actually happy with who I am, what I’ve done, and the things I have said to other people? This has always been my motivating factor.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
Most of the projects I’m working on right now are confidential, which sounds quite dramatic but is just in all the contracts I’ve been signed into, haha. I do have one project that I am so excited to head and get going, my company and I will be creating content for a local community garden to help increase reach (with the ultimate goal of increasing the amount of volunteers for the garden)!