We are so excited to welcome Roth and Samantha to the BIGfish team as our 2021 summer interns and Maggie back as our senior intern! Get to know these future PR pros below.
Name: Samantha Tubin
Hometown: Tenafly, NJ
Tell us a little bit about your background: I am a rising senior studying Public Relations at Boston University. Before BIGfish, I held positions as a marketing intern for a retail company, as well as worked at a boutique marketing agency. I am super excited to continue my communications journey with BIGfish!
What attracted you to BIGfish? The tech industry is ever-expanding and BIGfish has an impressive roster of innovative clients. Plus, surrounding myself with tech PR experts will allow me to learn and grow!
Describe yourself in 5 words: Dedicated, witty, driven, sarcastic, foodie
What’s your favorite food?: Tacos! Or really any Mexican food.
What do you hope to accomplish in this internship?: I hope to learn how to successfully gain maximum press coverage and media engagement for businesses so I can grow as a PR professional!
Anything else we should know about you?: I love to listen to music. You can find me jamming out anywhere and everywhere.
Name: Roth Santos
Hometown: Seekonk, MA
Tell us a little bit about your background: I’m a senior Public Relations major at Suffolk University. I started my internship experience in public media, working for GBH and PBS. Interested in a more creative role at a smaller company, I became the social media marketing intern at Rocketbook Inc. I like working with companies who have a strong sense of purpose and actively seek to make the world a better place.
What attracted you to BIGfish? After being exposed to the fast-paced and creative world of start-up marketing with Rocketbook, I sought internships in the tech and start-up industry. BIGfish caught my eye because of their small size, incredible location and past experience with brands I really respect.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Persistent. Self-advocate. Funny. Weird.
What’s your favorite food?: Chocolate
What do you hope to accomplish in this internship?: I’ve never worked for a PR agency before, so just orienting myself to the pace, workload and collaboration involved with that is an exciting endeavor. In my past marketing roles I didn’t gain much media relations experience either, so honing that skill set will be important. Lastly, I hope to gain a better understanding of the tech industry, and get a grasp for where PR can address some of its big issues.
Anything else we should know about you?: I love upcycling and thrifting. 90% of my clothes are from second-hand stores, and 90% of the furniture in my apartment I found on the streets of Boston. Impressively (or embarrassingly, depending how you see it) I’ve started to memorize the various trash pick-up schedules for different Boston neighborhoods.