My name is Markella, named after St. Markella of the Greek island my grandma is from, a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in Multimedia Journalism, and an optimist by nature. I get my obsessive productivity from my dad, who can’t sit still for more than one second before having to move on to making the world better and brighter.
Currently, I work at a full-service advertising agency as a social media community manager. Being surrounded by so much creativity all day makes me so happy and proud to say where I work.
I have always been a little ahead of myself. Age is only a number for me and I believe that if you want to be successful, start as soon as possible. I worked as a Studio Camera Operator for WPTV NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach through my senior year of college. Getting up at 2:30am to go to work, followed by classes, homework, and studying was tough, but it got me where I am today. For a short period of time, I was an assignment editor at the same station until I decided to follow my heart to social media. In 2013, I became a HootSuite Certified Professional and was an assignment editor for FAU’s radio show South Florida Journal.
I hate crowds. Unless the crowd is full of really polite and considerate people. Then I’m sure it wouldn’t be so bad. I’m a little obsessed with social media and staying in touch with people. I can’t help but want others to be happy. I love seeing it, reading about it. I expect and accept challenges. I started a fitness journey in 2015. You can say that it’s one of the hardest, most enjoyable disciplines I’ve come to love. I like being cozy. I love learning about successful women. We are heroes and providers just like any man out there might be.
I absolutely love helping people through their tough times. Currently, I am a big sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences and I truly love spending time with my “little sister”. I’m the oldest of three kids, one of which grew up with epilepsy, so I guess you could say it’s in my nature.
I love seeing other people happy. I’m convinced I was put on this earth just to spread a little sunshine and laughter where I can.