Tell us a little bit about your background before joining The Key team.
I am a recent graduate of The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) with a major in Sociology. During my time there, I wrote opinion pieces for my school newspaper, worked as an undergraduate writing tutor, and led a street dance student organization. What drove me to take on these roles was the chance to share the queer BIPOC stories I wish I had growing up. Whether it be through writing the ideas myself, or empowering others to share their experience, I want to uplift the voices of queer BIPOC and women. Outside of school and work, I enjoy playing video games, dancing, and diving into rabbit holes on topics that catch my eye.
Describe your work style in five words.
What are your favorite kinds of projects to tackle?
My favorite projects are those that allow me to deep dive into a tangible topic and develop interesting ideas. Analyzing survey data for key takeaways, breaking down case studies, and developing plans of action are among my favorite tasks because they lead me on a path of discovery and usually have a clear purpose. When I deep dive into subjects that align with my values, I am in my happy place.
What’s your proudest moment at work (here or elsewhere)?
My proudest professional accomplishment was leading my student organization Groove to Street Dance (GSD) through the first year of the pandemic. Our team was extremely small, so I already had to do a little bit of everything on top of just organizing the team. I applied for funding from our associated students board, made flyers to market our dance classes on social media, negotiated with dancers that have worked with artists like Usher or Micheal Jackson - and I did it all while no one knew what the next days and months would bring. That was my first leadership experience, and it pushed me beyond any limits that I thought I had. That year was by far my most challenging one, so I always look back on it when I need a confidence boost.
What makes you the most excited to be at The Key?
I’m most excited to learn about the business of PR with all of my wonderful coworkers. I know it sounds cliche, but it is true. My sociology background has made me a sucker for looking behind the curtain on things we normally take for granted, and I learn best with people who are energetic, supportive, and make me feel safe.
Favorite snack while you work? Fairy Dust Doughp
Badass role model? My Mom
Power song? Late to Da Party by Lil Nas X
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Teleportation