Hello! My name is Mareena Maki and I am the new Client Service Coordinator for Engage121. I’m from Denver,Colorado but moved to Connecticut in June 2012 to pursue the “East Coast” lifestyle (and of course, for my college sweetheart). While growing up, I was the little girl running around with the neighborhood kids having water balloon fights, racing down the hill on wagons, and getting bumps and bruises along the way.
I learned to embrace adventure and the great outdoors. In 2010, I got my Bachelors degree in Economics from Colorado State Universityand had an amazing opportunity to work in the Colorado Governor’s Office as a PR/Communications Intern. On my free time, I enjoy duck hunting, playing golf, and watching reality TV shows. One thing you would never guess about me is that I love Step Aerobics; you may look silly but what a great workout.
There is never a dull moment in social media; which is why my goal at Engage121 is to keep up with marketing trends, learn about our clients, and enhance their experience through our services. As social media continues to evolve, I want to add value and contribute my knowledge and skills to my Client Support team so we are up-to-date with the latest and greatest.
Hello, my name is Sarah. I was born and raised in Sunnyvale, CA located in the Bay Area. I have three accomplished siblings who I am very close to. One currently works in Africa for a non-profit and the other is a sophomore at MIT. While I played five sports in middle school, I cut down to two sports in high school (basketball and track) and eventually was recruited to Columbia University in the City of New York to pole vault for their Division I track and field team.
At Columbia I studied Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies with some classwork in computer programming. I graduated a few months ago in May 2012. While competing in track at Columbia, I broke both the indoor and outdoor pole vault records and helped lead my team to our first conference championship in school history.
I spend my free time studying Arabic, attempting to write a novel, training for a half marathon, and working to earn a black belt in Krav Maga.
During college I entered the world of business social media feet first, working as a campus representative for Muscle Milk and then as a marketing intern for Foot Locker, Inc, which led me to seek out a job at Engage121 as a Client Support Specialist.
One thing you’d never guess about me: I can’t smell skunk. I was almost on the tv show Wipeout (but then I had to go to college).
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