People, Operations and Hospitality

People Operations Associate at Spacious Technologies

● Nurtured a culture of inclusivity, wellness and community by facilitating company events and curating an online platform to inspire relationship-building 

● Created and managed the weekly schedule and payroll for 24 hosts and 8 locations, juggling last minute modifications, closures and sick calls with efficiency

● Trained all new hosts on hospitality principles and in-space operations

Community Manager at Spacious Technologies

● Managed the operations of 7 restaurant workspaces by ensuring delivery of weekly inventory, creating and updating detailed space guides and communicating with restaurant partners

Hospitality at Spacious Technologies

● Fostered community in-space by socializing with members and cultivating a productive, hospitable and comfortable work environment 

Administrative Assistant at Atelier Crenn

● Managed all communication among restaurant guests, back of house and front of house staff, curating a unique and customized Michelin-Star dining experience

Yoga & Mindfulness

Yoga & Meditation Director at Passion Project SF

● Created and oversaw the Yoga and Meditation division through teacher recruitment and studio partnerships

● Collaborated with business partner to design branding, business development and company logistics

RYT- 500 Yoga Instructor at Passion Project SF & Sangha Yoga

● Sequenced and taught all-level community vinyasa and restorative flows with an emphasis on alignment, breath and meditation

● Engaged with clients to craft private yoga lessons uniquely tailored towards each student’s personal health goals

Health and Wellness Events Coordinator at Yelp

● Spearheaded the Grass Side Chat series involving monthly wellness speakers and leaders from across the Bay Area

● Coordinated with co-workers to discuss, plan and execute monthly wellness events for San Francisco Yelp employees

Meditation Group Leader at Yelp

● Led group guided meditations, exploring topics like mindfulness, stress-reduction, and consciousness

● Facilitated a dialogue among co-workers and taught mindfulness-based tactics to implement into the company culture

Photography

Contract Product Photographer at Eaze

● Utilized studio lighting and camera equipment to photograph a variety of cannabis products, from vaporizers to flower

● Edited the shots through Adobe Lightroom and  Photoshop to enhance them for use on Eaze's online menu platform

In-House Photographer at Atelier Crenn

● Explored my understanding of food photography to capture the Atelier Crenn dining experience, from the tasting menu to the action of the kitchen to the aesthetic of the environment.

● Contributed photos to various media publications, such as Whitewall Magazine and MR PORTER

Music Photographer at Swamp Records

● Photographed musical performances on the main stage of Okeechobee Music Festival, live concerts and band photos, furthering my knowledge of shooting in difficult, low-lighting scenarios and exploring creative  perspectives

Freelance Photographer at Cup of Kremi Photography

● Photographed people, special events, landscapes, and personal project content, while expanding my branding knowledge and post-production skills

Entertainment

Marketing Strategist/Tour Manager at Swamp Records

● Implemented a social media campaign that placed Flat Land (band) in first place (of 700 bands) and won them a spot to perform on the main stage of Okeechobee Music Festival

● Accompanied the band to Okeechobee Music Festival as their tour manager, serving as a liaison between artist relations and the band 

● Coordinated live concerts and events to promote the Gainesville music scene

● Managed Flat Land’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts to promote their music

● Produced a branding and marketing strategy, defining an image for the band

● Established valuable connections with local venues, musicians, and press, furthering band exposure

Freelance Music Photographer at Cup of Kremi Photography

● Photographed Okeechobee Music Festival, live concerts and band photos, furthering my knowledge of shooting in difficult, low-lighting scenarios and exploring creative  perspectives

Street Team Member at High Dive Music Venue

● Distributed promotional flyers for High Dive music venue and managed the email sign up list, improving my interpersonal communication skills

Music Marketing Intern at Future Music Makers Nonprofit

● Crafted a marketing campaign to raise brand awareness and promote a fundraising benefit concert that brought in over $2,000 for private music lessons benefiting underprivileged youth

● Implemented a social media campaign on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to promote the concert

Vice President of External Affairs at the Reitz Union Board of Entertainment

● Helped plan and orchestrate a music, comedy, and film festival, resulting in over 2,300 attendees

● Facilitated communication among 6 committees and as many as 50 various external organizations through email and meetings

● Created and implemented an organization-wide mentorship program in order to promote internal unity

Bands Committee Research and Evaluation Chair at the Reitz Union Board of Entertainment

● Coordinated and worked live concerts, improving my event management skills

● Conducted interviews and researched the student body to create a SWOT analysis and better future events

● Engaged in creative advertising tactics to help promote upcoming concerts

Advertising

Account Executive at Yelp

● Utilized Salesforce to manage a pipeline of over 200 business accounts in California, Oregon and Alabama, improving my organization skills

● Formed partnerships with business owners of over 15 industries, enhancing my written and oral interpersonal communication skills

● Maintained relationships with clients by educating them on Yelp's free and paid advertising opportunities to grow their local businesses

Blog Marketing Intern at Sportody

● Wrote creative web content for the company website and articles for the Sportody's blog

● Produced voiceover tutorial videos to improve site usability

● Collaborated with the marketing interns and the marketing director to brainstorm advertising strategies

Social Media Intern at Bon'App

● Participated in team brainstorming sessions to discuss creative marketing opportunities

● Managed and updated the company Pinterest page daily

● Wrote for the blog and edited coworkers' posts prior to publishing

Marketing Intern at Sportody

● Created a marketing plan and brainstormed specific advertising tactics to increase brand awareness among the student population

● Implemented and managed 4 different social media portals through the use of Hootsuite

Marketing Executive at the UF Chapter of the American Concrete Institute

● Created and distributed club promotions, such as flyers

● Promoted student organization and increased general body attendance by 25%

Acting

Professional Actor at America Filmworks

● Served as a principal actor in a SAG Honda Accord commercial that aired internationally on Telemundo and Univision

● Worked with a professional team of actors, directors, and producers

Education

Bachelor of Science in Advertising at the University of Florida - April 2016

Minor: Communication Studies

Summa Cum Laude

Skills

Language: Fluent in Bulgarian (reading and speaking)

Creative Software: Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Indesign (Intermediate)

Photography: Nikon DSLR, Nikkor lenses

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram

Mindfulness: Meditation and Yoga

Theatre: Acting, Musical Theatre, Set and Costume Production, Stage Managing, Ushering

Awards

New York Times Scholarship

Elite Daily Communications Scholarship

Scripps Howard Scholarship

Governor R.H. Gore, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

James S. Fish Scholarship

Anderson Scholar