Amanda Salazar: Employee Spotlight

Posted on Apr 4, 2017
Amanda Salazar: Employee Spotlight

Meet Amanda Salazar, our junior account executive! She is a smart and stylish asset to our team who makes multi-tasking look all too easy. Amanda was a biochemistry major destined for the medical field who decided to trade in her scrubs for the ad life. This fashionista lives for salsa dancing and Spanish culture, especially when it comes to tacos al pastor y horchata de arroz. Read on below to learn more about Amanda, and prepare to be impressed!

Where’d you grow up?
Lubbock

When you’re at a buffet, how many trays of food do you start off with?
One

Pandora or Spotify?
Spotify

Kliff or Mike Leach?
Leach. I was at the Texas ‘08 game.

Crunchy or smooth peanut butter?
Smooth

What’s the most money you’ve ever drunkenly spent at McDonald’s?
$0

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Tacos al pastor y horchata de arroz

Who would you let punch you directly in the face?
No one.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A chemical engineer.

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you?
Anne Hathaway

What do you do for creative inspiration?
Go to a museum, especially The Met.

What’s the greatest lesson you’ve ever learned?
Everything happens for a reason.

What are you secretly good at?
Biology lab dissections…specifically shark dissections.

Three things you can’t live without?
Sleep, ice cream & horchata

How do you feel about selfies?
Not a fan of selfies.

What was the last picture you took on your phone?
Photos of pretty jewelry from Anderson Bros.

Favorite TV show of all time?
Fringe

What do you hope to teach people?
How to embrace diversity and promote inclusion. We all need to celebrate our differences.

What would you do if you didn’t work in advertising?
Work in the medical field, a lab or the FBI.

What’s your spirit animal?
Chrissy Teigen. I too love to sleep!

What’s your greatest achievement?
Getting my degree. It really tested me but made me a more effective person in the end. I got my degree in biochemistry with minors in biology and art historyall while being active in my sorority and two other multicultural organizations. I had to be very organized and learn how to plan effectively.

What book are you currently reading?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

What was the last song played on your Spotify?
Cuando Me Enamoro by Juan Luis Guerra

What’s your favorite song right now?
Safari by J Balvin ft. Pharrell Williams, BIA, Sky

What five famous people dead or alive would you invite to dinner?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Martin Luther King Jr., Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Oscar de la Renta and Miguel Angel Silvestre.

What’s your favorite holiday?
4th of July

What do you do for fun?
I love movies, art and salsa dancing.

First thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
Is it Saturday?

Favorite country to visit, or wish to visit?
I would like to visit Vienna, Austria.

Favorite movie of all time?
Silence of the Lambs

Favorite movie of the past five years?
Jackie

Favorite Christmas movie?
Love Actually

What was the last movie you watched?
I rewatched Nocturnal Animals.

Favorite Disney character?
Pocahontas

Favorite website?
Refinery29.com or Jcrew.com

Cutest thing on planet Earth?
Puppies!

What was your strangest previous job?
I used to work in retail…strange things always happened.

Tell us something we don’t already know about you:
I was a dancer for about 15 years. I learned all different types of dance (ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop) and performed or competed in groups or as a soloist.

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