As a motivated, multimedia marketer with a history of accomplishing complex tasks in a timely and accurate manner, I am developing as an effective communicator with a passion for helping others. My professional public relations experiences, alongside my bilingual Colombian-American heritage, have shaped my skill set to offer expertise in public speaking, brand management, and media relations.
I am invested in the community, having interned in marketing and fundraising capacities with several non-profit organizations in South Florida and Tampa Bay, including The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation, which creates and delivers innovative scholarships through internet-based quiz competitions, and Tampa Bay Farm2School which builds community gardens while educating and empowering youth with healthy lifestyles and plant-based cooking lessons.
During my higher education studies, I held an internship with the University of South Florida’s (USF) College of Arts & Sciences’ public relations and marketing team for the Office of the Dean, where I worked to promote university events and lectures. Additionally, I was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, plus worked as an Intramural Supervisor with USF Campus Recreation where I was an employee of the month. While working as an Account Executive with Goodman Public Relations in South Florida, I was a member of Emerge Broward, the leading organization for young professionals in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area, and held a position on the public relations committee.
My Bachelor of Arts is in Mass Communications, specializing in Public Relations, from the University of South Florida. I also studied to achieve a minor in Sociology and earned a General Business Certificate.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, swimming, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. I have a calico cat named Stella and a family dog, Luna. My hobbies have more of a creative focus, where I like to express myself with painting, poetry, and playing music. Also, I’m working on improving my skills in graphic design and photography.