When I was in the fourth grade, my teacher told me I had the potential to be a great writer.
So it only seemed natural to get a degree in journalism/public relations when I was accepted to Chico State.
In 2010, I started this blog, which was originally called Rising PR Pro, since the content was geared toward public relations professionals. However, I decided to change it to Rising Pro so I could expand the content and target all types of professionals.
Shortly after graduating, I landed a job in marketing at Landacorp, a medical management software company in Chico, CA. When Landacorp was acquired by EXL in 2012, I moved to San Francisco to live and formally started working remotely for EXL. Then in September 2013, I moved on to MSLGROUP in San Francisco, a global PR firm, where I worked for nearly two years. Then I accepted my dream job at Salesforce where I currently work as a Keynote Events Senior Associate Manager, planning and executing events around the world, including Dreamforce.
Since graduating, I’ve been striving to make my mark. So when I’m not working, I’m blogging or reading about how to be a better professional, team member and leader. I’m also continually sharing my expertise and developing my skills. I’m the President and Professional Development Events Director on the board of Young Professionals of San Francisco (YPOSF), as well as a speaker, mentor and event volunteer at Dress for Success of San Francisco. Read more about my current work and background here.
But I’m not all about business — I love trying new restaurants and bars around SF, wine tasting throughout California, playing volleyball, hitting the Yoga/Pilates mat, planning my next getaway, taking long walks, spending a day at the beach and cooking with friends.
So here it is, my attempt to make my mark in the world with the Rising Pro blog in hopes of inspiring all types of pros to stay passionate and always keep rising in their careers.