Jen is a Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at Walker Sands. She assists the digital team in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for tech and B2B clients.
Before joining Walker Sands, Jen interned for two boutique PR firms, Paramount Public Relations and Zapwater Communications, specializing in consumer, lifestyle and hospitality PR. After a year in PR, she discovered that her heart was in all things digital. She loves being able to grow website traffic that helps generate qualified leads for her clients.
Jen graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She majored in Advertising/Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. Her background in PR and marketing help her understand how the two work together in a digital ecosystem.
What is your favorite book of all time?
I had the opportunity to listen to the Dalai Lama speak a few years ago in Chicago and shortly after I read his book, “Beyond Religion.” I always recommend it to everyone. It’s just a great book that serves as a reminder of how to be better humans, to ourselves and to others.
What TV or movie character best exemplifies you and why?
Can I say the whole cast of Friends? I’m weird, quirky and like hanging out in coffee shops.
What is your favorite place in Chicago that isn't a typical tourist destination?
On a boat on Lake Michigan, the views of the city skyline are unreal and reaffirm my decision to live in Chicago, despite the awfully cold winters.
Would you rather have the office stocked 24/7 with Starbucks coffee or Garrett's popcorn?
Starbucks. My vote will always be for coffee.
The funniest thing to ever happen to you at Walker Sands was?
Probably when I was an intern and we went on a company-wide scavenger hunt around Chicago. Not only was it super funny running around the city, but one of our tasks was to take a shot of Malort – for the first and last time!
One thing people wouldn't know about you is?
I love to cook and try food from different cultures!
If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live?
I would definitely live in Tuscany. In college, I studied abroad in Rome and fell in love with everything about Italian culture.