How did you come to be at Snap?
I connected with this super awesome warm creative person (plus fellow Carleton grad) named Barb Prindle who had worked with Snap and spoke super highly of them. I had a great phone call with Spenser, who sent me to Morgan Molitor, our Director of Social Media. I met with her and Amy Olson, our Social Media Manager, at Bachelor Farmer Cafe. It was super beautiful and my latte was tasty and literally everything they said about the position and their department and Snap sounded awesome. (And it is!)
What do you do for Snap?
I help our social clients engage with their consumers and find new ones through social media. Specifically, I execute social content, so really fun hands-on stuff, like developing social content, identifying partners for our clients, and posting content strategically.
What do you like most about your role?
A big part of what I do is researching content for clients, which means I get to peruse through social platforms for both industry and consumer insight. I’m a naturally curious/nosy person, so I really revel in learning and discovery, and then applying that new knowledge tangibly.
What do you like most about Snap?
Everyone here has answers for your questions. As kind of a marketing newbie, I feel so nurtured and encouraged here. I seriously learn something new every day! I also really love Snap’s data-driven approach to creative–it means that all the work here is done super intentionally. Because of that, I encounter clients that really trust Snap, which is an amazing feeling.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by the super rapid development of technology over the past 10 years. I still remember being 8 and super dazzled by T-Mobile’s Sidekick, then iPhones, then all the resultant platforms thriving on mobile. I love thinking about all the different possibilities of creative work, user experience and engagement thanks to the sheer accessibility of information and technology.
What makes you happy?
I live far from home and family, but my little makeshift midwestern family (my boyfriend and our cat) make me endlessly happy. Plus, my mom is super into emojis right now, and getting a flood of multicolored hearts from her is a powerful cure for homesickness.
What was your first concert like?
My first concert was a Radio Disney concert when I was 6 and the line-up was as 00s as you could get. Michelle Branch opened for the Baha Men at the Shoreline Amphitheater. My only actual, vivid memory is the grand finale: “Who Let the Dogs Out?” to exploding confetti against the sunset. I kept a piece of it in a pocket in my school bag for like five years.
What can you never leave home without?
Gum. I keep a big pack at my desk but I have a pack nicely stashed in my backpack and probably each of my purses.