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Viber of the Month : Shana J.

Shana J is a strategist , foodie, traveler and art lover! Oh more thing, She's an entrepreneur too ! Her latest venture The Global Taste is a digital platform about Food x Trvl x Cultre. TGT aim is to tell the stories and highlight the endless beauty of people, places, and perception. Shana hold a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from St. John's University and Masters in Branding and Integrated Communication from City College. Shana worked in various companies such as Interscope Records, Scholastic , Design Hotels , Ministry of Culture of Haiti and more. Right now , Shana took a different path and now work for hotel brand that allows her to work on The Global Taste and further career in Hotel industry. Shana path has never been easy but always believe things can happen all you have to do is believe in yourself.

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My Real Name is:

Shana J

But The World Knows Me As:

Connector .. I’m always connecting folks together
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What decade do you think your personality would thrive in?

Hmm . Good Question .. Maybe the 70s and early 80's

Where was your favorite place you have traveled to?

Haiti ... Home is where the heart is

Top travel destination on your list?

Morocco , Tanzania/ Zanzibar , Singapore, Greece , Prague

What is one important thing an Ex taught you?

Listen to my instinct ... I sense a lot shit with his A*** but I ignore it ...Now I learn !

What was your Childhood fear?

I cant remember

The first app I open every day is…

Instagram

What is your favorite social media app and why?

Instagram, because you have the opportunity to tell your story, be creative and connect with others.

What is something silly you got in trouble for as a child?

For painting my godmommie dresser that was located in the backyard and i thought it was junk .

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Hmmm. Mojitos , Margaritas , love some Mexican food, cheese doodles.

What is your favorite current and past show?

Current South Park , Chef Table , Street Food

Past Show : Girlfriends, Duck Tales , Parts Unknown


Now lets get to know the Viber professionally!


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Job Title and Company
(or Industry)

Hotel Industry

I've been in this position for this many years:

Not long ... Prior to this industry I work as strategist within various industries and roles


I've been in this industry for this many years

2 years

What is your Side Hustle or (Brand)

The Global Taste

How did you begin your Side Hustle?

I was sitting on the idea and I stop overly thinking and just started after two pep talks from two of my friends. I let fear get the best of me ... Now I am creating my own ..

Is this a Passion project, Dream Career or Side Hustle?

Side Hustle

Do you consider yourself an influencer? If yes, why?

IDK .... I just share my opinion about food and stuff on IG and people are interested on what I have to say .

The most surprising thing I've learned about being a professional in this field is

Since I just returned in to this industry , you have to continue to create your own way and connect with folks in the departments you envision yourself. Overall, I also learned that not all job or companies maybe the right for you.

How did you even get started in this industry or line of work?

I was in the industry in 04 to 07 and left to pursue other marketing roles within various industries. My numerous roles taught me a lot about the marketing industry. Recently, I was hit with a set back unexpectedly but continue to focus on what's next. During that time, I realize that what industry I enjoyed and I planned to go back to further my career . So I took a different role to further learn about the hotel business , connect with others and more.

My colleagues and counterparts would be surprised or perhaps flabbergasted if they knew that I

I work in various industries and my experience is deep.

10 Years ago I was

PR & Branding Manager for dope digital magazine called Boys+Clothes

I legit swore at the age of 10 that I was going to grow up to be

Entertainment Lawyer

How do you inspire people?

This is a great question. By motivating and helping them

To calm me down when I'm pissed off I listen to

Mediation, gospel or calm music

Phone Call or Text?

Phone Call

Android or iPhone?

iPhone
 

You can connect with me by following me on: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Website:

IG: @luvshanaj , @exploretheglobaltaste

Website:http://theglobaltaste.com (Coming soon)