Marketing & PR

Monica Appelbe

Public Relations Manager

Monica, 21, is currently a full time student at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Development Studies. In addition to contributing to The CulturalConnect, she works part-time for LEWIS PR, a hi-tech marketing agency.

Her interests include world poverty, politics and art. She is half Japanese and part Irish and Slovenian. She resides in Berkeley, CA.

Ani Zakarian

Event Planning Coordinator

Ani, 25, is currently attending San Francisco State University where she is pursuing a degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing. She is a full-time student and interns with The CulturalConnect part-time.

Her interests include: interior decorating, dance, and enjoying life. She is an Armenian-American residing in Hercules, CA.

Marcela Gutierrez

Communications & Public Relations Coordinator

Marcela, 25, is currently attending the University of Phoenix, where she is pursuing a degree in Business. She currently resides in San Diego, California. Currently she works for an International trade and management services company and plans to pursue a career in marketing and public relations.

Born and raised in sunny Mexico, she is hard pressed to endure more than a few days without tacos and her Mom’s delicious cooking. She enjoys travel, funky music, reading, dance, “futbol”, making people laugh and witty banter.