It’s been three years since I created the PapaLoDown PR Apprenticeship program and I’m proud to say that it’s still going strong! The program is a one year commitment, and is designed as a hands on experience in the world of PR and marketing through the lens of social change. We’ve added two new amazing people to the team this year, and I’m so excited to work with them and develop their talents.
Meet Justine and Arnold!
Justine Yee was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2010, she graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from the University of California Riverside, where she was a member of the co-ed business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. Outside of her studies, Justine is an accomplished professional Tahitian Dancer, having won numerous accolades throughout the West Coast for her solo and group performances. Upon returning to the Bay Area, Justine has continued to expand her knowledge and expertise in design, while exploring options in various creative fields, including her current apprenticeship at PapaLoDown PR. @projectjoy
Arnold San Jose is a San Francisco native, and received his B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Educational Studies from the University of California, Irvine. During his time there, he was highly involved with the Health Education Center helping to raise awareness on issues of tobacco, positive body image, and eating disorders, which included organizing UCI chapter of the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. He started his fashion career as an intern at an LA showroom, which led to producing fashion show’s in the Bay Area, and becoming a style assistant for City Style House LLC. As a PapaLoDown PR Apprentice, Arnold looks forward to working with local artists and making a difference in his community through fashion and social change. @arnoldDsanjose