I love pop culture and probably know more about Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network shows from the late 90s-early 2000s than most people. I also love both cooking and eating unbelievably spicy food, learning languages, playing the piano, Bollywood films, and dancing.
I love to travel and lived in England for a year as a Fulbright Scholar. I still can't imitate a British accent, though I've got the slang down! I'm also a tea fanatic and will complain to anyone who listens about Twining's American packaging and lack of variety in the US.
I'm a strategic thinker who loves to search for creative answers to creative problems. My professional background is in direct marketing and program management (product development, production, sourcing, and advertising) and entertainment marketing (brand management). I am also an amateur photographer and regularly write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
I'm currently working as a consulting and engagement manager at a small agency in downtown Chicago for two different healthcare accounts.
I'm also interested in freelance opportunities involving strategic planning/consumer insights research, copywriting, and art direction.