About Persephone Myers

Hello and welcome to my world. I am Perse and I am a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill. I am an intended information science and marketing major. All of my life I was told to make something of myself I would have to be a doctor or a lawyer. That was exactly what a set out to do when I arrived at this school, but I was quickly hit with depressive episodes, lacking of motivation and a complete hopelessness about my future. I hated what I was doing and I felt as if it were too late to change my mind.

There was a point in time when I felt like completely giving up until I realized that I was the only thing that could make me happy. I knew that I would regret not truly putting in all of my effort into the things I love which brought me to the school of journalism. All my life I loved to read and write and for the first time, I started enjoying my classes. Marketing mixes me passion for web design and coding with my love for writing and communicating with other people. Journalism also combines my passion for politics and communicating the voice of the unheard. If I ever decided to become a journalists, I would love to go Latin American and write about the injustices the governments have carried out against minority groups.

My skills

  • Impeccable customer service skills
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite
  • Google Suite
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Minimal experience with CSS code

I do not know where I will be in the next 5 years, but I do know that I will be doing something important to me, whether it is advertising a new product that is more efficient for users or drawing awareness to knew health products or even building websites for starter companies. These are positions I’d like to work:

  • UX/UI Designer
  • UX Design Researcher
  • Brand Management
  • Product Marketer
  • PR/communications
Short term goals

Goals that will be complete in the upcoming year

  • Become proficient in python
  • Get into both the INLS and MEJO major
  • Work on certifications
  • Become apart of The Daily Tarheel
  • Get a student job in something tech related

Finally, the most important thing to me is being both authentic and empathetic. I want to be a person that makes people’s lives better, but also stay true to myself. In the pictures to the below are people that help me do that and hold my self accountable. I hope you enjoyed learning more about me!