From searching data points to performing in-person interviews to scouring articles and books, I’m always on the hunt for a good story. I believe that everything and everyone has a unique story to tell and it takes a dedicated and passionate story-teller to not only bring that story to life but also know where to tell that story.
" The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race."
University of California, Los Angeles Extension
Public Relations and Strategic Branding Certificate
2014 - 2016
Bachelor of Arts in English
2009 - 2014
English. Korean. Mandarin Chinese. Japanese.
Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator Adobe Acrobat | HTML | CSS Wordpress | Microsoft Word Excel | Powerpoint Photography
R/GA | Los Angeles, CA
Senior Connections Planner | March 2018 - Present
Clients: Starbucks, Nike, Quakers, Western Digital, Disney Parks, Samsung
Researching and developing connections strategies and plans, including consumer journey
Organizing, concepting, and developing culturally relevant connections ideas that live in the most relevant media environments across paid, earned, and owned channels
Mapping cultural and market trends by researching and analyzing marketplace and media data
Leading and supporting new business pitches
Researching and writing think pieces in collaboration with Future Vision
Designed and executed an all-agency Social Make Day, presenting best in-class thinking and training on social media to the LA office
Horizon Media | Los Angeles, CA
Associate Manager, Social Strategy, Influencer Marketing, and UNCVR | May 2016 - February 2018
Clients: Dignity Health, i-Health: AZO & Culturelle, Hyundai Genesis, SoCal Honda Dealers, ABC, Disney Channel, Freeform, Telemundo, GSN, Jack in the Box, Qdoba Mexican Eats, and La Quinta Inn & Suites.
Developed, executed, and produced influencer programs and 360/VR/AR content while educating and working closely with clients, and across the agency with: internal media planners and buyers, social strategists, promotions, and OOH team members
Spearheaded the integration of paid with influencer marketing for efficient and impactful campaigns
Supported new business pitches and creating proposals in response to RFPs and RFIs
Developed new systems of consistent data reporting while working closely with third party data partners across social listening, social platforms, and social demographic tools (CreatorIQ, HYPR, NeoReach, SYLO) to solve for data inconsistencies
Shorty Social Good Award (2018): Ideated the year-long #RandomActsofHelpfulness series and executed the first campaign in the series for the SoCal Honda Dealers.
Best Integrated Media Plan Award (2017): Worked closely with a small team of media planners, brand strategists, and promotions buyer to develop a comprehensive media plan for STX entertainment
Innovation Award (2017): Jack in the Box Brunchfast
Executed agency’s first 360 activation with influencers, delivering 5MM impressions
Researched, prepared, and delivered an agency POV on emerging social platforms and trends that was presented to clients and internal teams agency-wide
Planned and executed a hybrid social and experiential campaign within 2 weeks for Telemundo, garnering a 7.5x ROI in earned media value with 8.4MM impressions
InstaBrand | Los Angeles, CA
Account Manager | May 2015 - May 2016
Clients: AOL, Disney (theatrical), Legendary Pictures, Puma, Skyy Vodka, Hollister, Fossil, Emergen-C, Skinny Mint, Bring Plus 1, and FIGO Pet Insurance.
Monitored trends in social media platforms, emerging technologies, and audience behavior to innovate creative ways of engaging with market through social strategies
Educated clients on the ins and outs of social marketing and how to correctly utilize the most trending mobile platforms to appeal to target demographic
Worked closely with clients directly, and across their teams with: media agencies, creative agencies, PR agencies, and publishers
Executed company’s largest and most successful campaign within a 3-week timeframe - activating 68 total influencers with a combined reach of 21MM
Entangled Publishing | Remote Position
Assistant Publicist | August 2013 - August 2014
Imprints: Entangled Teen, Indulgence, and Scandalous.
Managed all aspects of publicity and marketing campaigns including monitoring and assessing performance of creative, copy, media, scheduling, etc.
Ran and monitored twitter parties for new book releases
Wrote and circulated press releases
Managed reader copies request and logistics
Designed and launched Entangled TEEN's official website, which is still in use (11/18/18).
Created, launched, and managed Entangled TEEN's first reader/fan collective.
TMZ | Hollywood, CA
Publicity Intern | February 2013 - July 2013
Booked celebrity interviews and affiliate hits. Contacted and built relationships with affiliates and publicists.
Maintained daily clippings and press junkets.
Researched, identified, and contacted point people and organizations for TMZ Sports.
Identified and presented an unique angle for the release of "Beautiful Creatures" premiere, securing an interview with the series' authors prior to the red carpet event. (Article here)