Currently: Marketing Coordinator @ Instagram and SF-based portraitist
I am currently based in the SF Bay Area and work at Instagram as a Marketing Coordinator.
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Celebrating my first #Instaversary with this new, beautiful IGTV vid 😭 When I graduated from #USC I received a lot of well-meaning estimates of how long it takes to fully adjust to the Real World. 6 Months? 1 Year? Turns out you NEVER fully adjust. Delete the myth from your mind. Every day brings new projects, managers, teammates, food, cities, hotels, events, opportunities and challenges. On this #workanniversary I'm grateful to #Facebook x #Instagram as a company for allowing me to accomplish my mission of empowering on/offline communities every day. This + God gets me out of bed. 👨🏾💻: @branmovay 🎉 You’re a real wizard!
I’m a proud alumna of the University of Southern California c/o 2018 (B.A. Communication, Minors in Marketing and Spanish). As a Trustee Renaissance Scholar at USC, (Communication, Marketing, Spanish) I researched consumer behavior and culture theory, gave tours and shot red carpets. For three years, I served as Communications Coordinator of the USC African American Cinema Society. In Fall 2015, I performed research on the underrepresentation of women and racial groups in entertainment as part of USC Annenberg’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative. This study, #CARD2016, was covered by nearly 100 outlets, including BBC, NPR, AP, TIME, Fortune and EW.
As a professional entertainment freelancer, I have spoken through brands such as Facebook, Star Wars/Lucasfilm, thredUP and the NAACP Image Awards. My work has been featured in Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly (1) (2), Refinery 29, Afropunk (1) (2), Twitter’s Trending Moments, Blavity, StarWars.com and more.
I’m also a portrait photographer and loved the red carpet scene: Los Angeles kept me close to directors, producers, and actors. I’m proud to have a blog that has international viewership and I keep my thumb on all things entertainment & youth.
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Likes: photography, interviews, music, celeb news, theatre, film, television, fashion, working, big brands, promoting diversity in entertainment, Spanish, Snickers
Dislikes: ants, war, peanut butter, ketchup, birds that fly too close, poor parking jobs (usually mine), overpriced anything, unnecessary clutter, the sound a straw makes when it scrapes styrofoam