McCanners of New York | 74th Edition
How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?
I joined the McCann Worldgroup Comms/PR team nearly 6 months ago. I write press releases, support leadership events, and help with our corporate social media accounts!
Have you ever cut your own hair?
Absolutely, though not of late. In college, I used to convince my friends to cut my hair, and a couple of them did it pretty well.
Favorite go-to drink?
Jack & Coke
Best date spot in NYC?
There’s a New Orleans-style restaurant in Queens called Bourbon Street where the food and drinks are delicious but the service is dreadfully slow — if the date was going well and you wanted to drag it out, this would make the perfect place. It also has a rooftop bar, which is key.
What movie makes you cry?
A Walk to Remember, and most other movies.
Where was the last place you traveled to?
Dominican Republic and Aruba.
Name 3 things on your bucket list
Start a business
Eat thai food in Thailand
Raise a puppy
Who are your creative heroes?
Gustav Klimt, Kevin Barnes, Sergey Khachatryan
"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What do you enjoy most when you’re not working?
Beaches, a pickup game of volleyball, or playing the violin. Spending quality time with good people.
Go-to karaoke song?
“Diamonds” by Rihanna
What is the fanciest thing you've ever done?
Performed a violin concerto with an orchestra
What are you currently obsessed with?
Putting time into things (and people) that matter, and spending less time on things that don’t.
Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where?
A well-made cortado with smooth, light roast beans. With maple syrup.
What’s on your desk?
Water bottle, lotion, chapstick, white-out tape, iPhone charger, USB, a couple of McCann-branded books, a wooden MWG box, and a tin box stocked with candy — all very practical things.
What would be your last meal?
A rotisserie chicken from Pio Pio with fried sweet plantains and a ton of garlic and green sauce.
What is your greatest fear?
Guns and cockroaches.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d love to be able to act, but tend to burst into laughter and can’t keep a straight face. I do love being on stage, but not to act.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Making it through three years of being a parent.
Who are your heroes in real life?
People who achieve great things while remaining humble and ambitious. I also have so much respect for moms. All moms.
Where are you most likely to splurge?
Experiences — a special event, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, class, or travel.
If you could live at any point in history what point would that be - and why?
The Roaring ‘20s…it’s been a fantasy since high school ever since I read works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. They seem to have enjoyed themselves.
What is a piece of information people would be surprised to hear about you?
I’m a Taurus.
Who is the most glamorous person you have ever met?
Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
Favorite Instagram account you think everyone should follow.
What’s your spirit animal?
A (Cannes) Lion
If you could have drinks with 3 people dead or alive, who would it be?
Mark Cuban, Barack Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite Restaurant in NYC?
Topaz Noodle Bar
First celebrity crush?
Nick Carter, the youngest Backstreet Boy
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