Work: Digital Communications Manager, Microsoft
Education: BA, University of California at Davis; MBA, Santa Clara University
Hometown: Davis, CA
Current Hinge City: San Francisco
Influence: 99 friends on Hinge
Your most embarrassing date moment?
Admittedly I'm terrible with names. This can become particularly problematic when casually dating, as I don't tend to save numbers in my phone until something concrete comes of things. While men might not always pick up on subtleties, they do catch on to the fact you don’t recall their names. After getting busted and genuinely hurting someone's feelings, I've updated my contact-naming policy to avoid such mishaps.
What career accomplishment are you most proud of?
Working for a startup comes with a certain level of instability and risk. I found myself suddenly laid off due to cutbacks, and while it was a humbling and unnerving experience, it also served as an opportunity to ask myself what I really wanted out of my career. I took the next 10 months to change career paths; I started working at a marketing agency for next to no money while building a side digital marketing business. The entire process while not always comfortable or glamorous thought me how to roll my sleeves up and go after something I might not otherwise had the courage to pursue. I now work for a top technology company in a role doing exactly what I'd envisioned for myself 10 months prior. Perseverance, confidence, and a little moxie pays off!
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