Five Questions with Sarah Abdul

Escobar KacieBy Kacie Escobar

I’m so excited to introduce our newest team member, Sarah Abdul, who joined Curley & Pynn in March as communications specialist. An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Sarah brings a familiar school spirit to our predominantly black and gold team, while also lending unique experience from internships with an agency, design-build company and nonprofit.

Read on to learn about Sarah’s choice to pursue a career in PR, the famous follower of her first blog and why Candy Land elicits unsavory memories.

What motivated you to pursue a career in public relations?
Growing up in the age of social media, I’ve always been fascinated by the way it’s changed traditional narratives. Not only does it make companies and figures more accessible, but it also allows more ways for creative interaction and conversation. Being able to be a part of that process and brainstorm new ideas has always been exciting to me.

What’s your most memorable social media moment?
During the height of Tumblr in 2014, Kylie Jenner followed my blog and freshman me was both elated and constantly on edge wondering what post was going to end my glory run.

What is the strangest job you’ve had?
The strangest job I ever had was probably volunteering in the pediatric ward at my local hospital. I was 15 dealing with everything from children pulling out their IVs and playing Candy Land for five hours straight to random parents leaving their toddlers with me when I entered the cafeteria. Every day was an adventure.

What are three things on your bucket list?
I love a good adrenaline boost. Three things on my bucket list include hang gliding, backpacking through Asia and being a guest judge on Chopped Junior.

If we looked in your office drawer, what would we find?
You’d probably find enough snacks and highlighters for the whole office. If there are two things I love, they are food and color options.

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