Angelika is a public relations specialist who has worked across multiple industries including hospitality, social media management, marketing and event planning and management. Her experience spans from consumer goods and tech to non-profit organizations and reputation management clients.
After graduating from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in integrated marketing communications, Angelika pursued a master’s degree at Northeastern University in corporate and organizational communication with a concentration in public relations. During her time in Boston, she worked at a digital marketing firm and was a barista at a local café. Additionally, she was an active member of The Philanthropy Connection, a non-profit organization local to Cambridge, Massachusetts where she sat on the marketing and social media Committees.
Now an NYC resident, Angelika enjoys visiting the many museums, restaurants and landmarks the city has to offer. She’s an avid runner and in her free time, she can be found taking in the sunset on a jog along the West Side Highway.
What do you love most about working in public relations?
The people. Both internally – whether working at an agency, in-house, etc., and externally – working with a roster of unique clients and media. As an extrovert, I love getting to meet new people and learn about their backgrounds. I find that there’s a very human part of what we do in the PR industry that can’t truly be replicated by the likes of AI or other rising technologies.
What has been a highlight in your career so far?
Joining TASC! Up until this spring, my post-grad agency experience consisted primarily of working with B2B tech and consumer goods clients and – while there were plenty of interesting moments within those spaces – getting to work with an agency that’s dedicated to supporting mission-driven businesses, nonprofits and social-advocacy causes and campaigns has been a really exciting pivot in my career.
What is your favorite part about living in New York City?
The energy. There’s always something fun/different to do and interesting new people to meet! I’ve been a part of cookbook-book clubs, run clubs, taken pasta-making classes and have some of the best memories from days when I mill about flea markets or the local parks.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Penne-pizza (yes, that’s pasta ON pizza.)
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Learn to enjoy your own company. Whether it’s going to the theater alone (perk: you don’t have to share your snacks) or reading a book on a sunny restaurant patio while sipping a crisp glass of wine, there’s a real strength in embracing being solo from time-to-time.