I'm Irene! I'm currently on my last year at California State University-Fullerton studying International Business (so close... almost there)! 

There are so many things I'd like to share, but I'll break it up into pieces for a wholistic view:
Passions & Professional Experiences
Over the course of 2.5 years, I took all of the opportunities that came my way as well has create new ones for myself. I knew I wanted to study business in high school, then I later realized my passion for Marketing (through school projects and extracurriculars), and finally discovered my love for UI/UX pretty late into the game.

Starting my freshman year, I knew I wanted to experience what it was like doing what I was passionate about in a professional internship. I applied and applied and applied to many different companies, and I finally got a marketing internship at a startup in Downtown Los Angeles. From there, I interned at another startup in Irvine, then San Francisco, and now I'm here in Venice Beach.

Though all of my professional experiences were in the marketing field, I still did not want to let go of my passion for UI/UX. It was difficult applying and interviewing with many different companies for UI internships and a little heartbreaking getting rejected by all of them. But I did not let that stop me. I still continue to teach myself, create case studies, and freelance for many different clients which makes me even happier.

Marketing and UI/UX are two very different areas of work, but I hold an equal amount of passion for both. I strive to continue learning everyday in these two fields, even after college, and bring my skills and passions into the next opportunity that comes my way.
Was featured on the company's social media page!
Shared my projects with the whole company at the end of my summer internship!
Worked and had lots of fun with very bright people :)
Hobbies and Interests
I know you see all these pictures of me being active, but trust me - I love staying in and watching Netflix all day (maybe with a hot cocoa). But when I'm not doing that and I have a bit of free time on my hands, I love bouldering, hiking, and just being an outdoor enthusiast in general. 

I boulder around 2-3 times a week, and I love finding new hiking trails and conquering them during school breaks. I'm not the most intense outdoorsy person you'll meet, but I definitely have my fair share of these activities.
Ah yes, a lovely V3
Malibu! To the secret spot!
So high up wow
A calm, but slippery stroll
I also paint! I'm definitely not Picasso, but to me, this is the most calming activity someone can do. Maybe Bob Ross meant something else when he said, "Let's get crazy."
Mini flowers
The beach!
Shadowy mountains and trees
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