Garrett Richardson from Occidental College

Garrett Richardson

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA, USA | Boise, ID, USA


Last updated March 15, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

I'm a highly motivated and resilient individual pursuing a career at the intersection of media and world affairs.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I'm a sophomore at Occidental College majoring in Diplomacy & World Affairs with a minor in Media Arts & Culture. I currently work the front desk at a hotel where I also run the social media. In addition, I am a social media and podcast intern at Avenue 50 Studio in Los Angeles, a nonprofit arts collective. I have previous experience directing and producing video content for local nonprofits and large corporations, and am proficient in Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and Lightroom.


Interesting Factoid

I taught myself Spanish when I was 14 by translating songs from Shakira's 1998 magnum opus: Dónde están los ladrones?


Languages

English
Spanish
Portuguese (Beginning)

Countries Visited

Map View

Denmark
Spain
Mexico

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Avenue 50 Studio

Social Media & Podcast Intern

Feb 2021 - Present

 

  • Developing a podcast by conducting market research, creating a budget, presenting findings to staff

  • Contribute to and translate content for social channels and the newsletter from English to Spanish

 

Comfort Inn & Suites

Social Media Manager & Front Desk Associate

May 2020 - Present

 

  • Revitalized the Facebook page, increased reach by 121% and new page likes by 83% in the first month

  • Complete check-ins and check-outs; solve guests’ problems; oversee general hotel operation

  • Monitor Facebook analytics to create content that boosts reach and engagement (organic and paid)

  • Conduct new-hire interviews, making recommendations to management; train new front desk associates

 

+3 more experiences

Professional Organizations

Occidental College Student Marketing Advisory Committee

Diplomacy & World Affairs Majors Association

Co-Programming Coordinator


Professional Expertise

Adobe Premiere
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop
Google Drive
Microsoft Office
Final Cut Pro
Brand awareness
Written and oral communication
Storytelling
Data analysis and interpretation

Professional Interests

Marketing
Public Relations
Social Media Management
Foreign Service Officer

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Indigenous land rights
LGBTQ equality
Mental health advocacy

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Camping
Singing

Food & Drinks

Carne Asada
Pho

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Shakira
Miley Cyrus
Pabllo Vittar
Nil Moliner
SOPHIE
Grimes

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Snowpiercer
Titanic

The OA
Sense8
Black Mirror
Grey's Anatomy

Bucket List  

Visit Teotihuacan

Education  

School

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, Diplomacy & World Affairs

Aug 2019 - Present

Academic Interests

Linguistics
Spanish
Media
Film