Tina Yonas

Tina Yonas

Marketing assistant


Alive & Radiant

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had a passion for sharing stories, and getting people excited about them.
Majored in film because I wanted to learn about how people told their stories.
Went on a road trip that made me realize straying from your chosen "path" is not bad, it's awesome.
Traveled to Thailand where I learned how to organic farm and make raw chocolates.
Moved to Berkeley, because it was my dream city by the bay.
Started making tons of raw chocolates for fun. So many I decided to sell them, and sold out quick.
Wanted to learn how to manage a food business and how to grow sustainably.
Got work in the organic food industry in the Bay Area, which happened to be in a renaissance!
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
University of California-Riverside

Career

Marketing assistant

I plan trade shows for an organic Kale Chip company.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Food
Design
Being Creative

Day to Day

I live close to where I work, so I bike to work everyday. I sit at my desk, look at my emails and fill out paperwork for our distributors. I pack and organize shipments for the dozen or so trade shows we do, and fill out the paperwork for them. Then I do some photoshop-ing for a Facebook post for Alive & Radiant's account, and post it to Instagram too. We have a kitchen where I work, so we cook lunch together. After lunch, I'm usually on the phone with people, and planning my travel for trade shows.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Do internships in your fields of interest, and learn photoshop. It doesn't matter what you end up doing, photoshop is such an amazing tool and will make you a more valuable team member.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Try new things! TRAVEL, and study abroad if you can. Engage with other students and take on leadership roles. Please remember, going through college with only your degree in mind is going to leave you bewildered at the end of it. Keeping a dynamic and diverse schedule of clubs, activities, and classes will give you more experience and open up the world to you. I worked for the radio station as a DJ, the outdoor club as a guide, and in student government. My life wouldn't be so cool now if I didn't.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Art/business

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You should go to law school..."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant