I’m Shawn, a 21-year-old Washington, D.C. resident that works in marketing and runs a little blog on the side.
This blog is my passion project, where I share the things I’m interested in, do a bit of reflection, have some fun, and hopefully provide a resource for other young professionals or LGBTQ+ individuals. Regardless of how you found me, I’m glad you’re here and I can’t wait to get to know you.
My Story (abridged)
I was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and moved to Washington, D.C. for college in 2015. Before coming to D.C. I had my go in the political space working on Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2015 in Iowa and again in 2016 in Virginia. After leaving the campaign I started an internship at a digital agency in Washington, D.C.
Eventually, this internship turned into a full-time job while still in college. Before I finished my degree I was able to consult dozens of Democratic candidates about their digital operations. I worked with some amazing people and we picked up some awards along the way.
I graduated early (in just 3.5 years) from American University with a degree in Public Relations + Strategic Communications and a minor in Political Science. Shortly after graduation I left my political agency job and picked up another job in Email Marketing in the higher education space. I’m currently working on my master’s degree and aim to complete it in August of 2020.
I’m also the proud dad of a two-year-old golden retriever named Hillary. She can be found on Instagram here and she is the life of any party.