Group Creative Director at BuzzFeed
Internet | Greater New York City Area, US
I have wanted to work in business ever since I was a kid. When I was in fourth grade, I created an imaginary Fortune 500 company and made my friends its executives (even if most of their qualifications came down to their Pokémon-raising skills). This ideal has been interwoven throughout my life ever since.
When I was a sophomore in high school, I started selling items on eBay that my family no longer wanted, and eventually expanded that out to friends, their parents, their friends, etc. until I had a full-fledged business working with dozens of clients. Originally registered as Kitsap Krap and ultimately Auctions-on-Hudson, this entrepreneurial endeavor allowed me to sustain myself for most of my adolescence.
Kitsap Krap taught me how to interact with people on a professional level, as well as manage clients, make quick decisions, hit deadlines, advertise, and of course, keep the company in the black.
My self-taught business knowledge combined with a degree in history have both proved to be great assets in the editorial and creative fields.
Specialties: social media, management, advertising, blogging, working with people, generating viral content, editorial work, viral marketing