Social Media Manager in New York
I'm a "Third Culture Kid" & former publicist from a suburb of New York City who graduated high school at 16 years of age. I turned my love of social media into a career, and satisfying my insatiable case of wanderlust into a hobby. I'm currently a Senior Community Manager for multiple accounts at Silverback Social. Silverback Social is a co-producer of the Westchester Digital Summit.
I'm also a Board Member for Looking Glass Animal Rescue, based in Ridgefield, CT.
In May 2012, I completed a MA in Global Communications with a Visual & Material Culture concentration from the American University of Paris in France. After spending 2 life-changing years in the city of lights, I still follow military time and think the 1st floor is up the stairs.
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, RetailMeNot, and The Village Voice.
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!
Ideally, I would love a career making a difference in our nation's food system & fighting the obesity epidemic (Melinda Gates, call me).