About The Writer: Heidi Carreon
"Anak, you can be anything you want," My mother told me, "Doctor. Lawyer. Nurse. Pharmacist."
I didn't turn out quite like she expected--a multimedia writer active in the Asian Pacific Islander American community and constantly on the go. Today I live-tweet and create Snapchat stories when I'm on the job, but part of me is still the 7-year-old girl constantly scribbling in journals and on the backs of old homework assignments.
Being a 20-something writer of color gives me a front row seat to constant and sometimes unexpected changes. As new technology emerges, the way people communicate and consume news changes. As more information is available, the more people are able to build communities and stand together on issues.
This blog is my attempt to look at the intersections of an ever-changing media landscape and communities of color, as well as where I--a writer, martial artist, frequent shower singer--fit into all of that.
It's an exciting time to be alive, and I hope you'll join me for the ride.
University of Southern California
B.A. Print and Digital Journalism, minor Political Science
January 2014-December 2017
Work Experience and Skills:
More than 4 years writing copy for student news outlet and nonprofit organizations
3.5 years managing social media on a professional and volunteer basis
Developed content with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Spark Video and Spark Post
Comfortable using tools such as Hootsuite, MailChimp, Trello and Slack
Full details on hats I've worn on my LinkedIn Profile
Freelance copywriting, newsletter design, website and social media management and any task that requires writing, creating, designing or editing.
Digital strategy consulting
Mentorship for high school and first-year college students
Volunteer opportunities at nonprofit organizations