Convos

Zuri Cortes

“Even a safe job isn’t secure. I’d rather fail at something I love than fail at something I hate. It’s just as possible. […] I have so many interests. I go to UC Berkeley and I study sociology after switching from econ. There are so many issues in our society and the more I look…

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Katie Orphey

“I firmly believe that when you post something on social media, you should post with purpose. Not for the likes. You get more out of social media and what it has to offer that way.” – Katie Orphey Katie is a talented social media strategist and PR maven who we were not only fortunate to…

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Monica Galvan

“I studied design because it’s one of those fields you can apply to anything, especially photography. If I studied photography instead I would’ve been limited. Design is more versatile. I’m completely self-taught in photography but I draw influence from my design background.” – Monica Galvan //@mlynngalvan We were fortunate enough to have connected with Monica…

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Tiffany Tan

“I can’t let work control my life – I’ve worked 2 jobs consistently since 2011 and I never made time for myself. In the new year, I really want to take time to do the things I love to do. If there’s one quote I live by, it’s ‘be happy with what you have while…

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Jaymie Tarshis

“I’ve always had a set idea. It started by knowing that I wanted to serve others that ultimately led me to marketing. It’s about narrowing down what you love and going with what feels right. I’m a multi passionate person and I always thought I had to focus on one thing when the truth is…

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Kelsey Christine of Honey Side Up

“I feel like I’m in a never ending journey in figuring out who I am and what’ll make me happy. This new brand identity is me. I’m not hiding my tattoos or the way I talk, it’s just ME […] We’re losing a lot of human connection with social media and it’s about finding a…

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Melissa Glaze

“I just want to hang out, have some beer and coffee, talk about our ideas and connect people with those who can make them a reality.” – Melissa Glaze //@mel.glaze @brainstormsandbrews We met Melissa in the beginning stages of Coffee & Convos and was one of the first strangers, or rather people we haven’t met…

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Lena Huang

“To be honest I’m being pulled in different directions. I love creating and making things but my parents wouldn’t understand if I told them. I’m torn and a lot has been going through my mind especially since graduating. I was in that go go go mindset in school and now I’m in that phase where…

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Emerline Ji

“I know where I want to be and its the matter of connecting those dots of where I am right now and getting to that end goal. We often think that we shouldn’t be negative but it’s going through that crap that gives us the energy to grow and not be in that place again.”…

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Nancy Nguyen

“It’s crazy how many limbo phases we go through in finding out what we want to do. I didn’t trust my intuition and it wasn’t until I told myself that it’s gonna be okay that I realized that if I can’t write or blog in my job or in my free time, I know I…

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