Social Media & Communications Strategist
Hello CGU Community! My name is Danielle Riccardo, I am a first-year MBA candidate at the Drucker School of Management, and I am so excited to be serving as the Graduate Student Council’s Social Media & Communications Strategist.
Since joining the CGU family, I have embraced the mutual pursuit of academic excellence, social responsibility, and inclusivity. As we navigate through this new normal, I want to help our community find new ways to connect, grow, and thrive. I have been brought on to help launch the use of technology to transform our current student council and graduate community into a more student-focused organization by creating a virtual community. My mission is to support the council and the student body by helping provide a system of streamlined information, foster an environment that welcomes virtual interfaces, and create a supportive platform for students to voice their concerns, news, and goals.
Throughout my academic and professional career, I have produced different mediums of social media, marketing, and written content. My experience consists of a mixture of creative opportunities and technical training. I have served as Creative Director, Marketing Chair, Content Writer & Coordinator; my background comes from a blend of technical and creative fields.
I have written for newspapers, led commercial, municipal, and federal solicitations, designed media and marketing campaigns for organizations while at UCSB. In the past, I have created and managed content for a professional fraternity, numerous TEDx events, newspapers, and an engineering firm. Upon completion of my MBA, I intend to be a content and marketing manager who not only creates but helps others manage their creations.