Tell us who you are and how you got to where you are now.
I’m a rising Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Marketing and Finance. Growing up in Milwaukee, I always dreamed of being a Badger and haven’t regretted a thing about it. What brought me to Slate was a desire to expand my skill-set and continue gaining experience as I pursue a career in athlete representation or brand management. After learning more about Slate and how quickly it is growing, talking with Will, Michael, and Eric about the internship and the wide array of responsibilities I would have, I knew this was a great fit for me. I have loved the experience of working for a startup because my work truly has an impact and I get to be heavily involved with so many aspects of the business.
What have you learned in your time as an intern in the sports world that you would tell someone who is looking at making a move into the industry?
Take initiative! It’s a hyper-competitive industry without a ton of spots, so don’t be afraid to ask for more work or to get involved in different ways as you see fit. Also, continuously network, read, and explore opportunities in the industry.
Find the reason you want to work in sports that goes beyond “I like sports”.
Invest in relationships! Networking is more than just having a single phone call, maintain touch points with people that care about you/can help you, because in this industry people know each other really well. In school, prioritize spending time with people and groups that truly care about you and are beneficial to your overall development.
What is a project in your career that you’re proudest of? Why?
At my internship last summer, I was tasked with making and editing a video for one of our biggest clients, David Ortiz. David had been shot while visiting his hometown in the Dominican Republic, and a couple of people at Radegen were going to visit him in Boston and show him the video. I created a video showing “Get well” tweets from celebrities and friends of David and also edited in some of the most memorable moments from his career along with a message from everybody at Radegen. Getting a text from my boss saying that David and his family loved and appreciated the video made my entire summer, and it showed me the power that sports have, even on the athletes that we all looked up to growing up.
What are you reading, listening to, and/or watching right now?
It changes pretty often to be honest. I’m a huge Pardon my Take fan and I’m getting really into Outer Banks right now!
Favorite sports team?
Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers
I just love being outside. Hiking, playing basketball, and working out are just a few of my favorites. I also love to cook and am developing a chef-skillset that Gordon Ramsay would be proud of.
It’s called a bubbler, NOT a drinking fountain
I’m low-key a great dancer but don’t break it out super often
Blue, and I feel like it also fits my personality since I can be outgoing/vivid (light blue) yet also calm and relaxed (like a darker shade).
Who would you want to play in a movie?
I feel like Michael Cera would play my character very well.
Favorite place you’ve traveled?
All of Israel, but especially Tel Aviv