Do you know anyone who graduated from high school at the tender age of 16? You do now!
I'm a 29-year-old first-generation Italian-American, social media extraordinaire, former publicist, world traveler, and pet rescue volunteer from a suburb of New York City. I'm currently working at a social media agency on multiple accounts that include clients in beauty, energy, entertainment, coffee, medical/health, nonprofit industries.
I find personal passions in holistic and sustainable health and wellness, food ethics and culture, traveling the world, and practicing Bikram Yoga. My obsession for travel began in 2006 when I had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. A spark was ignited and ever since, I have traveled to 14 countries on 3 continents with an insatiable thirst for more!
In May 2012, I completed a Master of Arts in Global Communications with a Visual and Material Culture concentration from the American University of Paris in France. After spending two life-changing years in the city of lights, I still follow military time and think the first floor is up the stairs.
I first started using social media in 2002 when I blogged regularly with LiveJournal, created a Facebook account in 2004 when it was limited to universities, and was known as the "Twitter Queen" by professors, classmates, and friends at the American University of Paris. I'm proficient in various social media platforms including HootSuite, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Instagram, Blogger, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Flickr, Pinterest, Quora, Vine, TweetDeck, SproutSocial, Snapchat, and more.
In my international public relations experience, I worked on lifestyle, beauty, fashion, non-profit, consumer, wine and spirits, life science, and health Internet technology accounts with leading public relations agencies in both Europe and the United States. I secured top tier media coverage for clients in print and online trade and consumer publications both nationally and locally including Huffington Post, Epicurious, Tasting Table, Wine & Spirits, The Daily Meal, Houston Chronicle, Zagat, Cosmopolitan, Beverage Media, Examiner, Food Republic, Metro NY, About.com, Lucky, iVillage, The Gourmet Retailer, Glam, Snooth, and The Village Voice.
Ideally, I would love a career making a difference in our nation's food system & fighting the obesity epidemic (Melinda Gates, call me).