RESUME

EDUCATION

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

B.S. in Science, Technology, & Society – concentration in Management Science & Engineering

June 2014

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.7 / 4.0

  • Recognitions: Amsterdam Trans-Idiomatic Arts Practicum, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Washington Scholar, Designing Your Life Graduate (designingyour.life)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AGORIC / San Francisco, CA

Marketing Manager

May 2019 – Present

  • Manage brand positioning, media placements, PR, content marketing and social media for blockchain startup focused on smart contracts security (agoric.com)

CONSULTANT & ARTIST / San Francisco, CA

Marketing & Writer

Nov. 2015 – Apr. 2019

  • Consult for startups, NGOs, and arts organizations (neonmusic.io, Next Generation Scholars, artandsocialspace.org)

  • Quickly assess organization goals and competencies to create effective programming strategies and sustainable solutions

  • Honed self-discipline, strategic problem-solving, and creative experimentation skills through creative work as writer

  • Trained for 6 months in life coaching program with team of 13 on power of choice, belief, and living fully (aiminghighinc.com)

CREATESAFE, INC. / Los Angeles, CA

Consultant

Sept. 2018 – Nov. 2018

  • Coach organization and partners on limiting beliefs, leadership and entrepreneurial efficiency

  • Formulate scalable coaching systems for artist clients

  • Incubate creative philosophies and develop thought pieces for premier management company Mastor Craft (mastorcraft.com) in service of clients such as Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga

  • Collaborate with management teams for Grammy-nominated artists BloodPop® and DJ Snake, and Grammy-award winning Skrillex’s record label OWSLA

  • Develop creative and technical infrastructure to manage data in the music industry

  • Receive mentorship on personal creative practices

GVO COLLECTIVE / San Francisco, CA & Seattle, WA

CEO 

Nov. 2017 – Present

  • Manage and creative direct for team (Instagram: @gvocollective)

  • Supervise and mentor intern on social media marketing, branding, and life skills

  • Oversee Airbnb partnership for the Experiences platform, successfully executed 6 sold-out concert experiences

THE CLOROX COMPANY / Oakland, CA

Associate Marketing Manager 

Oct. 2014 – Nov. 2015 

  • Managed cross-functional partners, and external PR/creative agencies on brand campaigns and innovation projects

  • Led advertising, email marketing, video strategy and collateral design for 14 brands; drove 12% overall growth

  • Collaborated across the company to accelerate product launch on #1 volume-driving line by 3 months

  • Developed skills of identifying priorities and synchronizing with diverse teams to reach company milestones

300 ENTERTAINMENT / New York, NY

Consultant    

June 2014 – July 2014

  • Analyzed music tastemakers with Lyor Cohen, former CEO of Warner Music Group

  • Proactively produced presentations for investors; learned ability to interface with high-profile executives

TUNEIN RADIO / Palo Alto, CA

Content Creator

Oct. 2013 – June 2014

  • Leader on inaugural intern team for service supporting 100k+ live music, sports, news, and talk radio stations

  • Wrote, performed, and collaborated with speakers and organizations on audio storytelling content; resulted in 5x listens

TARGET CORPORATION / Minneapolis, MN

Product Designer

June 2013 – Aug. 2013

  • Redesigned online experience for REDcard Exclusive Offers program that drove $9m in sales across 12m accounts in 2012

  • Created 2014 marketing strategy and won Intern Innovation Award; created data-driven results from ambiguity

1185 DESIGN / Palo Alto, CA

Art of Product Branding Participant 

Sept. 2012

  • Chosen as one of 18 students to engage in 3 weeks of rigorous design sessions at premier product design firms

  • Designed the logo, name, and product vision for a luggage company; developed knowledge of brand positioning

THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP / New York, NY

Management Consultant

Aug. 2012

  • Joined case team of 4 and analyzed the upheaval of a major financial institution’s asset servicing fees; learned data analysis

  • Compiled strategic negotiation terms using fee and asset value data trends across 5-10 year periods

LEADERSHIP & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

STANFORD CONCERT NETWORK / Stanford, CA

Sept. 2010 – June 2014

  • Produced 2 “Black Love” concerts with headliners Omarion and Jeremih; served as board member for 30+ live shows

  • Communicated with 70+ student groups and mobilized fundraising to raise $17,000, $5,000 beyond expected

  • Negotiated musician and comedian contracts; spearheaded digital marketing to triple outreach to ~500 attendees

ERNEST HOUSTON JOHNSON SCHOLARS / Stanford, CA

Sept. 2013 – June 2014

  • Taught class of 12 black Stanford freshmen on intellectual exploration and tools for academic and professional success

  • Designed individualized action plans and supported students through implementation

  • All students completed their first year and secured internships or research positions for the summer

CAPE TOWN MOTHERS UNITE / Cape Town, South Africa

Jan. 2013 – Mar. 2013

  • Served 13 mothers in the creation of a safe, educational space for 120 kids aged 3-16

  • Taught preschool class of 9 kids; crafted creative reading, art, writing, and music exercises from limited resources

ERITREAN YOUTH FESTIVAL / Sawa, Eritrea

June 2012 – Aug. 2012

  • Volunteered with cultural festival for 3,000+ Eritreans from 20+ countries; enhanced creative problem-solving skills

STANFORD NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO) / Stanford, CA

Apr. 2011 – Sept. 2011

  • Joined forces with university partners to plan week-long orientation of 200+ community events for 1,700+ students and faculty

  • Advanced strengths of communication, teamwork, and attention to detail; officials said it was the best NSO seen in 10 years

GLOBAL ROUTES ECUADOR / Tabanal, Ecuador

June 2009 – July 2009

  • Taught English to students aged 3-8; honed Spanish-speaking and teaching abilities

  • Built community center with locals and 22 students; strengthened cross-cultural communication skills through homestay

ADDITIONAL

  • Languages: Tigrinya – native, Spanish – professional, Amharic – elementary                                                                                          

Clorox Project | Storyboarding, Copy, and Branding
Cape Town Mothers Unite | Independent Video Project

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