thank you for being interested in my life! since i am always thrilled at the opportunity to talk about myself, it would be my pleasure to do so ;) ;) i’ve also come to love a timeline in my old age, so please see below for a rough sketch of my work life thus far.
- 2007-2009: this is when i studied for a masters in library science (i also received a certification in conservation, records management, and archival studies). my main focus was digital-based projects, xml, and database research, and interned at marvel comics. it was also when i started this blog.
- 2009-2010: upon graduating, i realized that i lacked “real world” experience and volunteered to head up the vanderbilt museum's archive. i managed the space and its contents, worked with historians, and transcribing historical materials.
- 2010-2011: mama (me) had bills to paid and desperately needed to move out of her parents house for her own sanity, so i got a job doing production and coding for an email marketing company with a large retailer as my sole client.
- 2011-2012: coding got really easy and repetitive and i began increasing the amount of freelance writing i was doing. conde nast took notice and recruited me to be a part of its first community management program, which involved four publications (teen vogue, vanity fair, the new yorker, and glamour). i was assigned to the latter, but after seven months, the program folded.
- 2012-2014: just when i thought i’d have to eat ramen for the rest of my life, nars cosmetics had an opening on its brand-spanking-new digital team. i am currently able to maintain my blog on the side while handling all of the brand’s digital public relations from a national standpoint as well as create, disseminate, manage, and analyze its social media content. see also: digital strategy.
advice? i try to work hard, never make the same mistake twice, and thank everyone.