Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Thought I wanted to major in psychology.
Decided I really love the art of communication and pairing that with telling a story.
Changed my major to Communications with a minor in Business.
Got an internship at a boutique PR agency AND an advertising agency.
Graduated college and continued working full-time at the PR agency.
Decided I needed/wanted to move back to California.
Became a server in Laguna Beach because I couldn't find a job.
Found Column Five and was hired as a Content Strategist. 2.5 years later I am Dir. of Communications.

Career

Director of Communications

I lead a PR team that focuses on distributing visual content to publications in order to build relationships and visibility.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Journalism
Business
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I come in and get to see one of my best friends and the rest of my amazingly inspiring co-workers. I check my email which usually takes up a big chunk of my day. If I'm lucky I've gotten an email back from one of my contacts at a big publication, saying they want to post our client's content. After a few meetings, most getting pulled into sporadically, I get to meet with my team and make sure we are all on the same page and working toward the same goal.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

INTERN, INTERN, INTERN. And at a lot of different places. It's hard to figure out exactly what you want to do, and experience is the best way to do so. Plus you meet a lot of really cool people along the way who can likely end up helping you in your career (aside from providing some great friendships and mentorships).

Recommended Education

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