Graduation Year: 2016
Major: Advertising Research and Strategy, General Business Minor / Honors Program
Occupation, Company Global Director of Marketing and E-Commerce, TerraCycle’s Loop (exploreloop.com)
Describe your current occupation and if applicable, how was Temple the launchpad for your current position?
As the Global Director of Marketing and E-Commerce at TerraCycle's Loop, I lead all customer and brand touchpoints for our innovative zero-waste platform. Since joining, Loop has expanded from a pilot to now across the U.S., Canada, France, Japan, and UK; we scale our sustainable solutions through strategic partnerships with industry leaders, like national retailers (Kroger, Walgreens, Ulta Beauty) and quick-service restaurants (McDonalds, Burger King, Tim Horton's).
During my undergraduate experience at Temple, I was afforded hands-on experience working with brands on-campus. As a result of being in the heart of Philadelphia, I also was able to intern at leading brands and agencies. The robust professional experience available to me, was integral for allowing me to land and excel in my first corporate job. After becoming aware of the need for sustainability in our supply chain, I would join the organization that I am at today, which I had ironically learned about when I was enrolled in an entrepreneurship class.
The unparalleled access Temple offered and continues to provide, allows me to lead with integrity, passion, and bring that same energy back to the classroom as I pursue my Executive MBA Student at NYU Stern and in my full-time position. I both recognize and appreciate that very much where I am today is in greatly due to Temple University.
Why do you support Temple University and serve on the Klein Alumni Association Board?
Once an owl, always an owl. Through my participation in the Klein Alumni Association Board, I feel grateful to be able to continue my personal and professional commitment to afford opportunities to the next generation of Klein alumni while also still being able to create #TempleMade memories.
What excites you about the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication?
For me, there’s nothing more exciting than being a part of the university’s growth! It was my on-campus mentors, professor’s office hours and guest lectures at Lew Klein College of Media and Communication that prepared me for my first interview, first internship, and job.
Today, I continue to be impressed by the caliber of the student leaders and consider myself fortunate to be surrounded by so many inspirational peers taking their talent from the classroom to the boardroom, in our hometown (the fourth largest media market) and around the world.
In the five years since I graduated, it’s been rewarding to see the feats of Klein’s student body under the direction of Dean Boardman’s leadership and world-class faculty. Building off this momentum, I look forward to seeing what’s in-store for Klein College next.
What advice could you give someone looking to become more engaged with Klein College?
The best advice for someone looking to get more engaged with Klein College is to not hesitate and get involved. Do what you enjoy and have time for --- whether than be signing up for a newsletter, attending an event, or networking in-person. If you are a current or prospective student, faculty, or alumni – there’s no better time than right now to get started! There is truly no limit to what you can achieve at Temple.
Take advantage of every opportunity.
What was your favorite memory while a student at Temple?
There are countless memories from my time at Temple! As an “owl ambassador” or campus tour guide all four years, I am tempted to respond that all memories were my favorite.
Since that list would be much too long to type here, here’s the “contagious energy” I wish I could bottle. During my senior year, Temple’s ranking climb both academically and in sports. At our peak, ESPN’s College Game Day came for the first time to Temple after we began with a historic win in a season opener against another PA football school. It was electric to see the reaction and response as we garnered recognition for the university’s impact on and off the field.
Describe KLN students in one word