BABE #10: SARAFINA PERSUAD,
Associate Copywriter @ FCB
Sarafina and I met in college, where we both majored in the Editing, Writing & Media (EWM) program and sat next to each other in Writing and Editing in Print and Online (WEPO.) We quickly became pretty good pals, collaborated well together on projects, and realized we lived a few doors down from each other at the same apartment complex when we caught the bus at the same time one morning before class. #Destiny. I really love Sarafina. She's an incredible writer and thinker, and I felt like I was constantly learning something new from her in class. She's good people, she's killing it in Chi Town, she's a hustlin' Canadian babe and a fellow Copywriter like myself, and I'm excited to have her (and her cat) here today.
Hometown: Cambridge, Ontario
Current city: Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater: Florida State, Florida State, Florida State—Woo!
Degree: B.S in EWM (Editing Writing and Media) and Communications
Hustle: Associate Copywriter at FCB
Babe you admire and why?
Tina Fey, hands down. From getting her "in" with improv comedy at Second City, to being the first female head writer on SNL, to writing, producing and starring in her own show - she’s a creative powerhouse that proves you can have it all.
How do you spend your free time?
I’ve grown to enjoy making my own cross-stitch patterns of Drake lyrics. It’s a silly way for me to take my mind off of writing while still feeling creative. However, when I'm in the mood to write, I work on my stand-up bits, which I sometimes perform at open mics around town. I also really like to explore the neighborhoods of Chicago for new shops and eats. Living in such a lively city, you rarely find yourself bored.
If you were a character on The Office, who would you be and why? ;)
Darryl. Like him, I’m all about getting work done, but I don’t mind having a bit of fun along the way.
Go-to adult beverage?
Gin and tonic.
Must-have item in your purse:
A pen. You never know when you’re going to need to write something down.
What is one food you refuse to eat?
If I’m hungry enough, anything is game.