It all started with the urge to insert myself into a bustling job market, a two year plan gone awry, and a chance interview with a unique non-profit...
I'm a 24 year old California native that's just returned home after taking a prolonged walkabout in the Pacific Northwest. Being a Seattle transplant pushed me out of my comfort zone, prompting me to stand up to the notorious "Seattle Freeze" and start my life in a completely foreign environment. There I spent my days tackling the challenges presented to the local tech community, and my evenings experimenting in the kitchen, playing guitar, and sweating at Corepower Yoga. Now, after two years of homesickness and a feeling that Seattle just wasn't the right fit for me, my search for a new challenging role has led me to the road back home. I find myself back in the Bay Area, in a place that truly feels like home, with a desire to land a marketing role in a company that will nurture my budding skills and foster my growth into a young marketing professional.
My job in Seattle was for a small non-profit trade association that served the bustling tech community. Working in an environment reminiscent of a start-up allowed me the opportunity to stick my hands in as many projects as possible, learn from and communicate with a diverse team and unique external partners, as well as teach me to own my role and my projects. The autonomy I'd been allotted gave me the unique opportunity to apply my own creative flair to my work, as well as take responsibility for and learn from the inevitable hiccups that coincide with trying out new ideas and learning a new trade. Working on many projects helped me to identify my strengths and discover my desire to become a marketing professional.
I've discovered my passion, and I'm hungry to continue to grow my skills, find my voice, and claim my brand.