McCanners of New York | 115th Edition
How long have you been at McCann and what do you do here?
I’m the global Communications Manager for McCann Worldgroup, focusing on external communications and PR for the network. I started here in January of this year, after moving to New York from D.C. on New Year’s Eve.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I spend as much time as I can with my awesome friends and my roommate’s dog—of which I am the self-proclaimed godmother. When I’m not out and about, I’m in the kitchen trying to make something delicious from my weekend hauls from the Union Square or Tompkins Square Green Market.
Last thing you Googled
Literally: “Spicy food can’t hear,” after enjoying a large bowl of Spicy Ramen from Ivan Ramen. Turns out, temporary deafness is a common thing when you eat really spicy food. Who knew?
Best Date Spot in NYC?
Loverboy on Avenue C is a great spot to grab first-date drinks.
What was your first ever concert?
My first-ever major concert was, proudly, the Jonas Brothers.
What movie makes you cry?
Pride and Prejudice—the version with Kiera Knightly. It’s my favorite guilty pleasure movie and airplane go-to, which gets particularly embarrassing because I ALWAYS cry during Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s pivotal scene in the rain.
Go to Karaoke song?
Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston.
What song pops up when you plug your headphones into your phone?
It’s actually not a song, but the podcast “Lovett or Leave It”.
What was the last picture you took on your phone?
A photo of my roommate’s dog Benni, and our friend’s dog Jett! Benni and the Jett!
What are you currently obsessed with?
Iced coffee or hot coffee? From where?
Iced from 9th Street Espresso!.
What would be your last meal?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Writing a speech the Senate Democratic Leader, my former boss, gave on the Senate floor.
Where are you most likely to splurge?
Food and wine!
Best piece of advice someone has given you?
Not sure if it’s the best piece of advice, but my favorite piece of advice is from my great-grandparents: “sempre di più, mai di meno,” which means “always more, never less.”
Who is the most glamorous person you have ever met?
At an event one night this year, my teammate and I saw a stunning woman who we thought looked like Naomi Campbell. We didn’t actually think it was Naomi, because the woman looked too young, and we didn’t know why Noami would be at the event we were at. But still, we decided the woman had to know she had an A-List doppelgänger. We strolled right up and blurted out: “Has anyone ever told you that you look exactly like Naomi Campbell?” And before we knew it, we had a tap on our shoulder and were escorted out of the VIP section we definitely didn’t belong in. Confused, I decided to brush it off and scroll through Instagram. When I opened up my app, I was mortified. Who did I see live streaming the EXACT event we were at?? NAOMI CAMPBELL. And from that point on, I have forever been haunted about how uncool I was when I unknowingly met the icon herself.
Pick two celebrities to be your parents.
J-Lo and A-Rod.
Favorite Restaurant in NYC?
Café Altro Paradiso.
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