Marissa Pierre recently joined RLF Communications as a communications manager, supporting a variety of clients through social media and media relations efforts.
Tell us a little about your work experience and what attracted you to RLF.
I recently graduated from High Point University with a degree in strategic communication. While in college I held several internships where I honed my PR and marketing skills, and by senior year I knew I was prepared to pursue a full-time career in communications. During my job search I spoke with a classmate who told me about her rewarding experience as an intern at RLF. I was immediately interested, so she connected me with the agency, and everything fell into place. Company culture was a big factor for me when deciding on a workplace, and when I visited RLF, I was immediately drawn to its welcoming, professional and enthusiastic atmosphere. I couldn’t ask for a more fitting place to work.
What’s your favorite way to spend your free time?
I absolutely love to travel. From a young age I was exposed to several cultures because my parents took me everywhere. I had the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in London, where I traveled extensively and made friends from all over the world. Ever since, I’ve had an insatiable case of wanderlust. If it were up to me, I would pack my bags and leave for my next adventure tomorrow.
What was the last book you read?
“#GIRLBOSS” by Sophia Amoruso. A must-read for any young, ambitious career-driven woman.
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
My personality can’t be pinned down in one song, so I’d have to say any track off the album Goddess by Banks. Her music is mysterious, honest, subtle and powerful all at the same time.
If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
With the myriad of racial issues and social unrest occurring in the country, I’d love to sit down with actor/activist Jesse Williams and hear his opinion on such matters. He’s extremely vocal on social media, so I can’t imagine what it’d be like to pick his brain in person.