Hi, my name is Clarissa!
I recently graduated with my Master of Arts in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, where I started my program in the Fall of 2019 as the recipient of the Virginia Middleton Endowed Scholarship. While at USC, I worked at the Office of International Services, where I served as the Communications Editor.
Prior to joining USC, I was a Public Relations Associate with PINPOINT PR, an award-winning boutique PR consultancy in Singapore, where I worked with clients across a variety of sectors including technology, education, the arts, and government. I was also an intern with the Singapore office of Bell Pottinger Asia (now known as Klareco Communications), where I worked primarily with government-related clients. Most of my experience lies within corporate communications and public affairs. I am currently looking for opportunities in technology and corporate PR, so if you know of anything please send it my way!
A fun fact about me: I spent two summers in Virginia working as a camp counselor at a 4-H camp! Working with children, pre-teens and teenagers really taught me the importance of adapting messages to suit different audiences.
I graduated from the National University of Singapore, where I got my Bachelor of Arts in Communications and New Media with a minor in Theatre Studies. When I’m not at work, I can be found shooting panoramas of natural landscapes or singing with a choir in a practice room.