I'm a marketing generalist in the San Francisco Bay Area with 7+ years of professional experience. Most of my work has been in technical marketing and customer success roles with a variety of organizations: agencies, nonprofits, small businesses, and SaaS products.
In the book Range, author David Epstein describes people he calls "generalists," who aim for breadth of knowledge as well as depth of knowledge, demonstrating range in their diverse experience across many fields. When I read this book, I knew right away that I'd describe myself as such a generalist. After all, "marketing professional" or "designer" doesn't encompass everything I can do.
I studied marketing and graduated with a journalism degree, then I started my career in writing and graphic design. But that was only the beginning, and I've never been one to shy away from any opportunity to learn and grow. Since then, I've expanded my skill set to include web design and development, email marketing, social media advertising, project management, product support, and more.
There's a stigma that a jack-of-all-trades is a master-of-none, but I'd like to think I've mastered at least some! It's not just that I'm a fast learner — I genuinely enjoy finding solutions to problems, helping teams and companies achieve their goals, and developing my skills to do so more effectively each time.