Hello there! My name is Tyger Danger. My mother named me after the William Blake poem, Tyger Tyger. And no, Danger is not my middle name. And yes, I hear that joke about once a week. I was born in St. Paul, Minn., and raised in sunny south Florida. My mother is a writer for The Miami Herald and my father is a Lutheran Minister. We are an odd blond family.
I graduated from The University of Florida with experience in writing, editing, photography and digital media. I'm a fast learner, hard worker and think of every day as a challenge to produce my best work. I have chutzpah, and I'm not afraid.
As an online editor for an association magazine in Washington, D.C., I produced the e-newsletter read by 100,000 members each week. I served as the primary editor for the magazine's website and e-newsletter and contributed to the print magazine. I also organized and analyzed website and advertisment stats.
Prior to that position, I worked as an account manager/social media strategist for GoConvergence, a full-service media planning agency. I helped developed dynamic Web sites and fully integrated social media and marketing plans for clients like Disney, The Orlando Magic, Kerzner Resorts and Cirrus Aircrafts. By telling the company's story and positioning its message across digital channels, we successfully aggregated data, nurtured its relationships and drove sales. I updated and promoted all of the company's social media platforms. I wrote copy for client's Web sites and edited proposals for new projects. I helped establish a process to continually develop branded digital campaigns that ensure fresh and engaging content to attract the target audience.
I interned for Redbook magazine in the home and lifestyle department in New York City. Every day was a dream. Hearing the clicks and clacks of high heels on the Hearst building's floors was music to my ears. Catching glimpses of editor-in-chiefs of top-notch magazines like Marie Claire and GQ in the food court made life taste sweeter. Although I lived above a sushi restaurant and shared a one-bedroom apartment with a friend from school, every minute of my summer was amazing. While at Redbook, I learned where there is a will, there is a way and to never let down your boss.
My mother raised me according to the saying, carpe diem- seize the day. Those few words have led me on a path of continual motivated momentum. I crave new experiences, and take every chance I can to grow, intellectually, socially and personally. College has been a gateway: an opportunity to better understand other people, other perspectives and other ways of viewing the world. I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively during these past four years. I lived with a family in Spain for a few weeks, zipped through the treetops in Costa Rica and survived summers in Washington, D.C., and Manhattan on peanut butter sandwiches.