Veronica's Open Road

VERONICA BELMONT

Host
Sword & Laser

“If you're really passionate about a topic and you wanna work in that field, you should already be doing it.”

INTERESTS:

Radio Technology

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Experience Exploration Hard Work Passion Confidence Culture Individualism Inspiration Societal Pressures Opportunity Values Acceptance Family Desire Risk Fulfillment Success Doubt Negativity Courage

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

BIOGRAPHY:

  • As a kid, whenever she was sick, her mom would buy her a "bravery present," and Veronica always picked out Nintendo games.
  • After school, she decided to move to San Francisco with her two best friends.
  • She didn't have any money or any sort of plan, so she started cruising around Craigslist.com for job opportunites.
  • Spotted an ad for an internship at CNET Networks, and eventually got the job.
  • Her boss got her a gig producing a podcast, which combined Veronica's interests in new media and audio.
  • She worked her way up from producer, to guest, to co-host; after that, she segued into on-camera work.
  • In the beginning, as a woman in the tech/gaming field, she felt like she had to prove herself more than a man would; luckily, that's worn off.
  • Says that if you're passionate about something, and you want to work in that field, get online and start writing or talking about it.

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