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

Portuguese (Beginning)
English
Spanish

Countries Visited

Map View

Spain
Denmark
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
Google Drive
Final Cut Pro
Storytelling
Data analysis and interpretation
Microsoft Office
Written & Oral Communication
Adobe Photoshop
Brand Awareness

Professional Interests

Public Relations
Social Media Management
Foreign Service Officer
Marketing

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Indigenous land rights
LGBTQ Equality
Mental Health Advocacy

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Singing
Camping

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