Say “hi” to Stefany, Random Agency’s newest Account Executive! We can’t wait to get to know her…and what better way to do that than a Q & A?
First, the obvious question: Why did you choose Random Agency?
It’s funny because, throughout the process of being laid off and trying to rediscover myself and what I wanted, I realized that at the rate I was going, I wasn’t exactly growing to my fullest potential. I was a Jack of all Trades, but a Master of None to an extent. So, I needed to guide my path toward a specialized category of Marketing/Advertising to then grow that specific skill set.
Through my search, I found myself being drawn more and more toward the world of social and paid media. Then, That Random Agency came up on my LinkedIn! Since the moment of applying, it was a chain of fortuitous events that lead me here and I can’t be more thankful.
Tell us three cool things about yourself.
Get ready for this…
- I am a first-generation American of Romanian immigrant parents.
- I have a love for the pop-culture world – especially when it comes to movies, actors, and artists.
- I have a personal goal to tour and hike at all the U.S. National Parks.
Bonus: I have a small interest in fitness and nutrition – all about those micronutrients!
Favorite TV show?
Favorites for different reasons…
- Madmen got me into the Marketing/Advertising world in college. So inevitably it has the all-time #1 spot
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for the sake of loving all things Halloween or spooky-like
- Master Chef because we all have that one cooking show that we love
- Accused since that is the show I’m into right now and IT. IS. RIVETING.
If money was no object, where would you go and what would you do?
If money were no object, I would take myself, my husband and our two dogs on a tour of the Netherlands mountains and valleys during the summer. Where we could hike, have fun in tulip fields and possibly live happily ever after.
What’s in your refrigerator right now?
Oh. Uh…this is awkward, I have hardly anything in there right now since I just got back from a trip. But there is some salmon defrosting for dinner tonight and some fried rice leftovers. (likely to go together this evening)
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Walking through walls like Kitty Pryde in the X-Men. I mean, just the coolest.
What’s your favorite childhood memory?
My parents would take my brother and me on camping trips all the time as kids. I remember one time we went out on one of these trips with our boat hooked up to my Dad’s truck, so you know it was at least somewhere with water. Throughout the trip, it happened to be my brother’s birthday and so my parents look into a restaurant down the lake across from our campsite for dinner that night.
We made reservations, cleaned up, and took the boat to the old marina that I could only imagine as anything else but cool at the time. I must have been about 6 years old, so anything is cool honestly. I remember seeing turtles and fish come up to the surface in the boat bays. I guess people would feed them often because they were NOT scared of us.
We walk up the hill from the marina and get into what I could probably paint as a local little dive diner by today’s standards, but back then it was a fancy place that we’d never been. We sit down for a while and when it comes to getting our orders, the waiter asks me what I want. Of course, I haven’t even glanced at the menu. I mean how could I? I was so young, I didn’t know what was going on. So, then I tell them, “Spaghetti!”
They didn’t have that on the menu.
I’m pretty sure this place was a burger bar. They probably didn’t even stock noodles for pasta. The waiter looked at me and to my surprise to this day, said, “Okay, sweetie.”
You know, it was my brother’s birthday, but when they came out with a plate of poorly made noodles and sauce, it felt like my birthday.
Name one thing you wish you could do better.
I wish I could run faster per mile but with my stubby short legs, every 2 steps for me is 1 step for any person of average height.
Which three things would you take to a desert island?
- The food: Endless supply of peanuts
- The friend: My dog, Dotson
- The escape plan: The police phone booth from Dr. Who to transport out of there
What is the last book you read?
In Defense of Food – An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollen
It’s basically about all of the foods and “food-like substances” we eat, where they come from in nature, as well as what to look out for nutritionally in certain food items.
What is your favorite account to follow on Instagram?
Ooooh, this is a new one for me actually, but @bigmootoo. It’s a dog influencer from Thailand that is the funniest meme-like dog I have ever seen. I mean look at him as a little cop.