member spotlight w/Macey Wilson
Hello! My name is Macey Wilson and I’m a graduate student getting my Masters of Arts in Mass Communications. I graduated from the CJC last year (go double-gators!) with a degree in PR and a concentration in theatre. I currently work in Accounts at The Agency and am a Student Government Senator for graduate students. I also recently finished up a job at a local advertising agency where I was in charge of client relations and got to work for Alachua County’s Supervisor of Elections. In my undergrad past I was VP of PR for PRSSA, was the Secretary and then Director of Special Events for Florida Players, UF’s only student-run theatre group and a marketing staff member for the Inspire Party. I was also a member of Ad Society, ChompPic Audio, frank Gathering and Theta Alpha. I picked a degree in communications because growing up, I was obsessed with YouTube (this is before talking to a camera was cool). I knew I wanted
to work in that industry, but not be on camera. Now, I’m hoping to be a communicator in the arts, ideally theatre, new media entertainment or public interest/ policy- I’m a sucker for some good ol’ fashioned civic engagement. If you ever want to talk with someone about the evolution of content on YouTube, musical theatre or UF Student Government’s history, I’m your girl.
We asked Macey...
1 Name one of your career goals. 3 Lib West or Marston?
2 What’s your T-Flats order? 4 Draw your favorite logo.
tonightâ€™s speakers are from
Ryan Biega Ryan Biega is the University Design Recruiter for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger based in the San Francisco office. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Art History and worked in arts administration for 4 years before becoming a design recruiter in tech. Outside of work, he loves spin classes, travelling around the world and drinking iced coffee no matter the season.
Carolina Iglesias Carolina Iglesias is a Product Designer at Instagram in its San Francisco office. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Advertising and Design. Since leaving the Swamp, Carolina has held Jr. Art Director positions at McCann Erickson, Hill Holliday and Deutsch. She was also an InterAct Associate at Interpublic Group, a Sr. Visual Designer at R/GA and a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts in NYC.
Cat Audi is a self-taught Product Designer at Instagram based in the New York office. She worked on many Facebook teams in San Francisco before deciding to move back east and try out winter. She graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Advertising and worked at several startups before joining Facebook. Outside of work she designs her own clothing line that donates proceeds to reproductive rights organizations (scrambledeggsclothing.com).
Director Applications!! Ad Society director applications are due tomorrow (Friday, April 12). Check out our blog post that explains the responsibilities of each director position.