How would you describe your morning routine? What do you typically do?
I drink way too much coffee and watch the news.
Commuting in a big city, what is it like and what tips do you have about it?
My tip is don’t be afraid of the bus. I was, but it totally changed everything since I have to get across town as well as uptown.
What is your go-to work outfit?
Jeans and a sweater/shirt.
What is something you always have at your desk?
My magic 8-ball that a coworker gave to me. Makes those tough decisions about what to eat for lunch a little easier.
What is your favorite spot in the office?
Next to any coffee machine.
When you know it is going to be a challenging day at the office, what helps keep you motivated?
I genuinely think that we’re doing cool work. It’s always easy to get flustered, but if you can take a step back and recognize how the stressful part fits into the whole picture it will definitely be a little easier.
What kind of projects have you worked on so far in this current rotation?
I’ve worked on new business pitches, social planning, social strategy, and other ad hoc work.
Lunch break! What do you do for lunch?
I usually eat with my friends in the cafeteria. I try to bring my lunch most days, but that’s honestly so hard. I don’t know how my mom did it for two kids all those years.
What do you wish someone had told you day one?
Take a deep breath and walk through the door it’s the morning of your very first day.
How do you break up your work day?
I get coffee… uh oh this is a pattern.
If you had to pick, what has been your favorite thing about working at Ogilvy?
The people! I’ve met so many cool, fun, interesting, and BRILLIANT people here. I’ve definitely made lifelong friends even in the short time I’ve been here.
Are you involved in any professional networks? If so, which ones and what do you like about it?
Yes – I’m involved in YPN (Young Professionals Network) and WLN (Women’s Leadership Network). I love the small community you can build within large Ogilvy.
Hell’s Kitchen – what is a cool local spot/restaurant/shop around the office you have found that you love?
The Jolly Goat… it has really good coffee…
How do you wind down after a long day at work?
If I didn’t already sign up for a spin class that I’m prematurely dreading to go to, I just head home and lay on my couch for the rest of the night. Party animal!
When you are not in the office, what do you like to do around your city?
I love to explore all different neighborhoods. I also tend to frequent improv and comedy shows.
Ogilvy Facts 101 – what is something interesting you have learned about Ogilvy as a company?
I think the restructuring of Ogilvy right now is super cool. It’s interesting to see how Ogilvy is adapting in the current industry climate. It’s complicated, but shows how much Ogilvy values clients and their needs.
If you get to leave the office early…
I’d probably go grocery shopping…
An Ogilvy secret revealed…
The research and intelligence library is super relaxing.