September 30, 2022
- One of the best parts about working at a virtual healthcare IT PR agency is using creative means to build relationships with our colleagues and get to know them better outside of the day-to-day workflow. Recently, I connected with our newest Account Executive to learn what makes her tick and what is of interest. Read on for more about Janee.
Anisa: Where are you from? Where do you live now?
Janee: I’m from Long Island, NY, and I still live here. In the future, I’m hoping to move to a state that’s warm all year round.
Anisa: Where did you go to school, and what did you major in?
Janee: I went to St. Joseph’s University (formally St. Joseph’s College) and double majored in English / Journalism and New Media.
Anisa: So why PR? What drew you to the industry?
Janee: I’ve always had a passion for writing -- I started out as a reporter for a local newspaper and really enjoyed writing profile pieces and features that promoted local businesses. I enjoy sharing people’s stories, interests, and professional goals with the public. So, PR makes sense for me. It allows me to be part of a person’s/business’s journey and allows me to leverage writing in creative ways to help them meet their goals.
Anisa: It’s cool that you have that POV as a former journalist. I’m sure that those insights come in handy. Outside of work, what’s a skill you’d like to improve on?
Janee: Meditation is something I’d like to improve on. I’m very passionate about mental health and mindfulness so I think it’s important to incorporate exercises into your daily routine that can benefit you mentally. Naturally as a PR pro, my brain runs a mile a minute, so meditation is something I’d like to work on to bring my mind to a calmer state.
Anisa: Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
Janee: A hidden talent I guess would be my photography and photo editing skills. I really enjoy editing photos and fixing any issues that are in the frame. My Slack profile photo is actually two different pictures that I was able to modify into one. As a hobby, I enjoy going on hikes and collecting comics and/or comic book/movie themed merchandise. I have way too many graphic t-shirts.
Great, now for the lightning round. I’m keen to get your rapid-fire thoughts on the below. . .
Anisa: What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
Janee: Assuming this is one of those survival type situations, I’d bring a knife for self-defense, a fishing net for food and a satellite phone to get me out of there.
Anisa: What show are you currently binge-watching?
Janee: Modern Family and The Last Kingdom
Anisa: What’s your least favorite chore around the house?
Janee: Cleaning the bathroom. HATE IT.
Anisa: Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Janee: Night owl. It’s a constant struggle.
Anisa: Thanks Janee! Last question. As we head into fall, any seasonal favorites (food, activities, etc.)?
Janee: I love going pumpkin picking with my family and always pick up pumpkin bread for myself. This is also the best season for hiking with my dog, so I make sure to do that as much as possible this time of year. I also binge watch all the Harry Potter movies leading up to Halloween.
Well, that’s a wrap for now. If you have a passion for PR and are interested in the flexibility of working from home, consider joining the Aria team. You’ll also enjoy our growing offering of great perks like anniversary incentives, Summer Fridays, and working with a collaborative team that values a healthy work/life balance. Please email your resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.