Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Graduated from University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in Journalism.
Interned at a news station and realized it was not a good fit for me. Time to pivot!
Started working in marketing and gained experience in a few different industries.
Started working at Full House Resorts in 2016 as Social Media Manager.
Attained a Masters Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University.
Promoted to Corporate Marketing Manager.
Started my business, Love, Hand + Heart in 2019 in conjunction with my full time job.
Featured in Las Vegas Weekly Magazine in May 2021. Featured showcase at Alice + Olivia, an international luxury fashion brand. Love, Hand + Heart sold in multiple stores in Las Vegas.
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Education

High School
Sierra Vista High School
Bachelor
Journalism
University of Nevada, Reno
Graduate
Hospitality Management
Cornell University

Career

Corporate Marketing Manager & Small Business Owner

Oversees company marketing initiatives & creates and sells handcrafted polymer clay earrings

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Entrepreneurship
Being Creative

Day to Day

Every day looks different, but typically during the day I work in conjunction with the marketing teams at Full House Resorts to create cohesive and exciting marketing initiatives for our casino properties across the U.S. We handle advertising, direct mail, email, promotions, customer engagement and much more. For Love, Hand + Heart, I dedicate as much time as possible to creating bright, bold jewelry. I love helping people stand out and feel their best in my jewelry.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Define your own version of success! Don't rush and don't feel like you have to place a deadline on yourself. YOU get to decide what you want your life to look like and YOU are in charge of how you'll make that happen. Explore and experiment as much as possible. Allow yourself the flexibility to try out as many things as you want and discover your passions. There's no limit to what you can do, so do it all if you want! Allow your joys and passions to guide you on your career path.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Journalism
graduate
Graduate
Hospitality Management

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Truthfully, I am very lucky to have a great support system that has always encouraged me to go after my dreams. I think getting over the "imposter syndrome" at the beginning of starting a business was the biggest hurdle I had to push through! "

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues
Small Business
First-Generation College Student

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student

Student at Roadtrip Nation