How would you describe your morning routine?
I take the A and get into the office between 8:45 and 9:00 AM. I do a quick email check to make sure there’s nothing urgent, and then Hagan and I will usually head over to the 7th floor kitchen where she’ll get coffee and I’ll explode my oatmeal in the microwave. At 9:15, I meet my team for our daily “scrum,” where we’ll run over the hot topics for the day.
What is your staple work outfit?
I love to mix and match outfits so I don’t have a “go-to” one. The Amex team tends to dress slightly more formal so I generally go for smart-casual skirts, work pants or dresses.
What kind of projects are you working on right now?
One of the great things about working on the Amex account is that it is fast-paced and I'm always engaged in different projects. I work closely with a small team within the bigger Amex account and we’re working on some exciting new projects. I get pulled in to help on other Amex jobs as well, and so far I’ve worked on researching, proofreading, customer research, creating briefs, and competitive reviews. Best of all, I recently got to attend my first meeting down at the client's office.
Where do you go for lunch?
I tend to bring my own lunch and eat with the other associates (in the café, or on the 7th floor or on the roof when it’s warm). When I buy lunch, however, I love making a salad downstairs in the café or getting a burrito bowl from Gotham West.
How do you break up your work day?
If I have time, lunch with friends is the best midday break! If my day is really busy but it’s beautiful outside, I’ll try to find 5-10 mins to get some fresh air on the roof.
What is your favorite spot in the office?
The roof! If I can’t get to the roof because I’m busy, I love to be near the big windows. The Amex team room has great uptown views.
How do you wind down after a long day at work?
If I get out before 7:30, I try to meet friends for dinner/drinks or I go to the gym. I also love to cook at home and catch up on a TV show. But recently there hasn't been time for that!
When you're not in the office, what do you like to do around NYC?
Wander the streets - exploring and eating my way through the city.