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01. about myself

Becoming a Product Manager was a natural progression for me because I like to build & I'm a jack of all trades; There aren't many challenges I'd shy away from, and I've never had a ‘that’s not my job’ mentality. Most importantly, I'm motivated by a desire to make an impact on the world (like when I executed my Next Level initiative focused on encouraging H.S. students in underserved communities to attend college, and matching them with internship opportunities).

I could go on to tell you all about how funny, entrepreneurial, creative, smart, and awesome I am, but we’ll save that for our after work happy-hour chats. For now, I’ll share what the Gallup's StrengthFinder study has to say about me, because it was spot on. The enterprise study used a comprehensive exam to identify my top dominant themes of talent in the workplace. In other words… I woke up like this.

My top five, in order, are:

Strategic Thinking
"I am constantly absorbing and analyzing information to help my team make better decisions."

Restorative
"I love to solve problems. Whereas some are dismayed when they encounter yet another breakdown, I am energized by it.”

Relator
”Once the initial connection has been made, I deliberately encourage a deepening of the relationship to understand their goals.”

Futuristic
”As if it were projected on the wall, I see in detail what the future might hold, and this detailed picture keeps pulling me forward, into tomorrow.”

Activator
"In my view, action and thinking are not opposites. Instead, I believe action is the best device for learning. I make a decision, I take action, I look at the result, and I learn."

That's me in a nutshell.

A few random facts:

• Kelly from Saved By The Bell tweeted a link to my bio.com blog post in 2012. My childhood self was super excited about that.

• I ziplined thousands of feet over and through a Costa Rican rainforest. The views were spectacular. Feel free to ask my about my near death experience on a mountain in Monteverde, Costa Rica. -_-

• A few of the other countries I've visited include: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Aruba, Italy, Barbados, and the Cayman Islands (where I carried a wild stingray!)

• I've taken, and thoroughly enjoyed, a few acting and improv classes.

• I almost majored in Cultural Anthropolgy, because I am fascinated by the differences that tie us all together.


02. MY WORKFOLIO

WEB + EMERGENT PLATFORMS MANAGER

VIACOM | SPIKE & PARAMOUNT NETWORK • 8/16 - PRESENT

Collaborate and build relationships with stakeholders across product, digital production, design, research, ads, legal, on-air creative, marketing, and external vendors to shape the Spike and Paramount Network brands’ multiplatform presence (desktop, mobile/tablet, Roku, and Apple TV).

FOUNDER, CREATOR

TRESSCOVE • 9/14 - PRESENT

Featured in Allure magazine, Tresscove is a shoppable beauty app that aims to simplify the recommendations sharing experience. It allows beauty enthusiasts to create a video or photo tutorial through a 2-step process. Defined the product vision to generate 10k downloads and 63k+ impressions. Check out photos from the Launch Party!

PRODUCT MANAGER

DAILYWORTH & WORTHFM • 1/16 - 6/16

Focused on adding value to the business by ensuring proper development of digital marketing initiatives and web feature launches, including an increase of +32% to the yearly subscriber growth through the launch of an in-house sweepstakes platform. The startup moved from NYC to PA in June 2016.

MOBILE VISUAL DESIGN GRADUATE INTERN

BLOOMBERG L.P. • 5/14 - 8/14

Worked closely with Bloomberg's agile team of product managers, UX/UI designers, and engineers toward building brand-consistent mobile experiences for core service subscribers on the Bloomberg Terminal iOS & Android Apps.

DIGITAL PRODUCER

A+E NETWORKS | BIOGRAPHY.COM • 4/11 - 8/13

Generated record traffic growth for Bio.com by leveraging editorial and design to drive business KPIs, including 2.5 million visits and 33 million page views for a single piece of content.

MARKETING ASSISTANT

CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK | SPS • 2/10 - 4/11

Conducted market research, identified new marketing channels, and led digital marketing initiatives.

04. MY SKILLS

I'm a jack of all trades, master of ONE.

DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY, MFA - 100%

ADOBE Creative Suite - 95%

HTML / CSS / JS - 90%

Python & Java - 40%

Jira + Confluence - 93%

Public Speaking - 85%

Roadmap Planning - 90%

Influence + Communication - 95%

05. I never stop learning


“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” – John F. Kennedy

B.A., CUM LAUDE

2006 - 2009

Digital Arts (Minor)
Political Science (Major)
Sociology (Major)

MFA, HONORS
Design + Tech

2013 - 2015

Design + Technology


3 MO. CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

2017

Product Management
Data Analysis

let's chat

Please don't hesitate to send me a message using this handy little contact form, or shoot me an email at arias.kayla@gmail.com. From there we can arrange a phone call or meeting, and I’ll tell you all about my near death experience atop a Costa Rican mountain.