Hi, I'm Merina!
I'm a MA Graphic Design graduate from the Academy of Art University and received my BA in Advertising from the University of Houston. My career began when I served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) from 2012-2014. Due to this experience, I enjoy social design and sustainability projects. Since 2016, I've worked in higher education and hope to continue that pattern.
I'm originally from Dallas, TX but have lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Sacramento over a course of seven years. I'm happy to claim Austin as my newest home!
Beyond that, my hobbies include hiking, camping, traveling, learning new skills and doing anything creative.
Academy of Art University
MA Graphic Design
January 2017 – May 2019 • San Francisco, CA
The University of Houston
2008 – 2012 • Houston, TX
Freelance Graphic Designer
1/1/2016 – Present
Designer & Copywriter
University of California, Davis
October 2017 – Present • Davis, CA
Marketing & Communications Specialist
University of California San Diego
January 2016 – February 2017
LA Family Housing
July 2014 – January 2016 • North Hollywood, CA
Creative Services Associate
July 2012 – July 2014 • San Diego, CA
Photoshop InDesign Illustrator WordPress Constant Contact MailChimp SalesForce Word Excel PowerPoint iMovie Captivate
Hootsuite Social Media Certification, Hootsuite University