Ada daCosta

communications, Writer, and media in New York

Ada daCosta

communications, Writer, and media in New York

I am an admirer of media and modern communications looking for a permanent home in a creative work environment where I can continue to explore my passions for these subjects (including music, film, and additional forms of entertainment). I would like to gain exposure to public relations in these particular fields, but my interests also vary. I have an interest in helping as a production assistant, assistant to creative directors, and other areas where my sociable side would be able to thrive.

I have substantial experience in analysis and organizational improvement. I have a Master's Degree in International Affairs and Media for Democracy: during those studies, I concentrated on leveraging social action to address human rights issues through media advocacy.

I constantly ask myself during the process of monitoring a project and its intended outcomes, “ Is this structure working? Is the message being expressed clearly?” – If it is not, then I take the initiative to examine the puzzle and fill in the missing pieces.

I am an extrovert, optimist, and seeker of meaning.

Professionally, I am interested in harnessing partnerships across platforms because I believe the power to enhance a mission can truly be found in our ability to connect with each other on common ground.

EXPERTISE: Language Enthusiast: Fluent Portuguese; Conversational Spanish; and Beginner Serbian and Arabic.

Technology: Savvy in Mac OSX, Windows platforms, GoogleDrive, Constant Contact, Quickbooks. Growing knowledge of Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop, IMovie, Final Cut [Express], and HTML.

HOBBIES

* Currently training for my first NYC marathon. I have challenged myself with becoming a Half Marathon Runner: Champoeg Half 2014; Austin Half 2015; BK Rock and Roll 2015; Staten Island 1/2 2016; New York Road Runner member.

* Photography

* Avid Reader of Music Blogs

* Biking and discovering new things about a city

  • Education
    • M.A. International Affairs from The New School for Public Engagement