Take us on a brief synopsis of your (extensive and impressive) career path.
I did a series of internships in college, first interning in the media planning department of the ad agency Euro RSCG in Chicago. The following summer I interned at KCD in New York. I finished Northwestern a quarter early, so I came out to NYC the March before graduation and did two simultaneous internships, working in the PR department at Kiehl’s two days a week and in the publicity department at Interscope Records three days a week. All of my internships were unpaid. I still look back in amazement at how I managed to survive in New York City as an unpaid intern, but I’ve always been an overachiever with an incredibly strong work ethic. I’ve also never believed that anything is out of reach. After graduation, I landed my first fashion PR job at a multibillion-dollar fashion retailer and held the titles of PR assistant, PR coordinator, PR specialist, PR manager, and finally PR director, overseeing global PR and events for the brand. I left that position in January 2013 to focus full time on building my business and brand.