I attended the University of South Florida, majored in advertising, and minored in entrepreneurship. While attending school, I did two internships, one when I was a sophomore that bled into my junior year and one in my last full semester at USF. The first internship with Save Your Tattoo was invaluable in that it exposed me to creative writing and the Facebook Business Manager tool. These were my biggest takeaways from that internship, but I also got to experience what it was like to be a part of a start-up company and how much work it takes. This was exciting to me because I have always wanted to and will at some point in my life start my own business.
My second and final internship was one of my favorite life experiences. I worked for USF Athletics as a communications intern. As a senior, I knew I would only get out of the internship what I put into it. I asked for as many responsibilities and jobs as my boss would give me, and I am grateful she trusted me with many projects, both small and large. During my time at that USF Athletics, I worked on small tasks like alphabetizing credentials and large tasks like being solely responsible for creating the USF Men’s Soccer Media Guide. The final product is located on my portfolio page. In addition to these tasks, I handled in-game Twitter updates and Instagram stories, in-game graphic design updates, post-game press releases, general graphic design, scheduled social media updates, backend website updates, in-game stat keeping, post-game recordings and transcriptions, and credentialing. One of my favorite experiences was getting to work with CBS Sports during their coverage of a USF Football game. That semester, I completed 300 hours with USF Athletics while managing five major-related classes, and part-time work. Looking back, it was challenging, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I loved working in sports.
After my internship, I got an opportunity to shadow one of the Jr. Social Media Contributors for the Lightning. This was an absolute dream, as I am a huge Lightning fan. It further affirmed in my mind that I want to work in sports, specifically in the digital or marketing space.
Currently, I am working freelance as a copywriter at Digital Neighbor, as well as working as a full-time freelance content writer. My former professor owns Digital Neighbor, and it means a lot that he saw the potential in me as a student enough to bring me on to his team.
I started at OMG National in November 2020 as an Optimization Specialist. The optimization department was brand new at the time, and since then processes have changed a lot. When I first started, my main responsibilities were responding to client reviews, maintaining GMB pages, and optimizing websites.
I was promoted in February 2021 to Optimization Team Lead, and since then I’ve managed a team of up to six people. My responsibilities included interviewing and training new team members/promoted team members, maintaining GMB pages, running on-page and performance reports on websites, optimizing websites (fixing broken links, page audits, content audits, etc), running quarterly numbers to gauge where improvement is needed, and performing spam audits.
In my free time, I like to go to the gym or Pilates classes, hang out with friends, and try out new places or experiences around town. I’m also…as you’ve probably assumed by now a huge sports nerd. I’m a Tampa Bay Lightning, Cleveland Indians, and Ohio State fanatic. A lot of my free time is spent going to games or watching them at home.
A few bucket list items are as follows:
Go to France, Italy, Costa Rica, Iceland, and China.
Race luxury cars
Rent a private jet
Ski in Switzerland
Go to a Lightning Stanley Cup game (done!) and Indians World Series game