Meet the Team: Aisha Belagam

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Agency News, Public Relations

 

headshot_aishaWe’re giving you the inside scoop on the entire WOC team with our “Meet the Team” series. This month, the spotlight is on our new Jr. Communications Strategist, Aisha Belagam.

Aisha brings a competitive advantage to the (W)right On team with her diverse background and unique upbringing. Her experiences in very different parts of the world including Salt Lake City, Utah and the island of Penang in Malaysia have challenged her to develop into a interculturally competent person. She has accumulated broad experience in journalism, public relations, marketing and advertising with clients in various industries such as healthcare, consumer, technology, hospitality, entertainment and government. After graduating high school at the age of 16, Aisha attended San Diego State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and an emphasis in Public Relations. Her love for writing, culture, socializing and traveling comes together perfectly in her position at (W)right On.

What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?

I would probably be in school working towards an M.B.A., becoming one step closer to owning my own business.

What’s one word you would use to describe yourself?

Ever-evolving

Fill in the blank. “If you really knew me, you’d know ____.”

About my love for anything by the water.

What super power would you like to have?

Mind reading

What would a “perfect” day look like to you?

One with the end-goal of happiness. Whether it’s a simple summer day at Del Mar beach or an extravagant time exploring Bangkok – it’s all about finding the joy in life.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the past year?

Change is inevitable. Embrace it.

Best vacation you’ve had?

Bangkok, Thailand.

What’s your most embarrassing moment at work?

We were preparing to pitch to a doll brand at the advertising agency I worked at and the CEO asked us to share any personal experiences we had with the brand. What was supposed to be a private reply to the CEO ended up being sent to the entire agency, showcasing my cringe-worthy childhood story in a hot pink font with embarrassing photos. For the next few months, colleagues would reply to my emails with a hot pink cursive font. Curse you, “Reply All”.

Favorite quote?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would be cast as you?

Frieda Pinto

If you were stuck on an island and could only choose 5 CDs, what would they be?

  • Purple Rain by Prince
  • The Best of Ravi Shankar
  • Lenny Kravitz’ Greatest Hits
  • Aerosmith: Greatest Hits
  • Michael Jackson’s Greatest Hits

Fill in the blank. “People would be surprised if they knew___.”

That I ended up attending 10 different private schools with very different curriculums from elementary through high school because of all the moving I did.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Fake people

What TV show/movie is your guilty pleasure?

Entourage

What’s one thing you can’t live without?

Love

Favorite line from a movie?

“I love you.” “…Thanks.” – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

What’s the best gift you have ever received?

A very well-loved teddy bear

What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy fashion, culture, the beach, music, traveling, dining out, shopping, writing, and socializing.

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