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Danna Tabachnik - Public Relations Intern
Danna’s (pronounced Donna) the youngest of the already pretty young Big Dipper team. Securing this internship the summer after graduating from undergrad, she’s been writing releases and putting together crisis plans for the team.
The best piece of advice she’s ever been given is shut up and listen. You don't know nearly as much as you think you do, especially when you're just out of college or coming into a new position at a company. They hired you for your knowledge of a job, not that anecdotal reading you memorized for an exam. Listening to the people around you will get you further than running your mouth will.
When she’s not working or freaking out about the future, she enjoys going to concerts (you know, before the pandemic) and taking her camera out and snapping pictures of anything. If she wasn’t so good at her job, she would be a professional roadie (seriously, if she could live at live shows, she would).
Below are Danna’s answers to random questions that will help you get to know him better.
- If I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd start a: live music company. I would want a place where those who can't afford front row/pit tickets and m&gs to be able to see their favorite musicians lives and at affordable prices. And, you know, keep working here.
- My favorite word in the English language is nincompoop. The first time I use it, it baffles people. It's not too mean, but it can also be devastating. I also only picture Mr. Mosby from Suite Life of Zach and Cody screaming it in the lobby and I giggle every time.
- What/Who inspires you most? My mom. She came to this country at 19 with no money, very little knowledge of the language, and a half-finished education. The minute she got here, she went to work. She found odd jobs, went to college, provided for her parents and younger brother and found the time to meet my dad and have my brother and I. Now she's at the executive level of a consulting company in Chicago and she just keeps working. Despite all the hard times, she made it. She's the strongest person and I know. A few bad days or rejection letters from internships mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, you know?
- When I was 5, I was pretty sure I'd be a vet that worked only with exotic animals when I grew up.
- If you could be ANY animals what would it be? I would be a sloth. All they do is hang around in trees and eat. Not a worry in the world. I want that.
- Anything else you'd like included? I can outtalk anyone. I've never been in a real debate, but I'm pretty sure I could talk any politician out of the water on a whim if I was in the mood for it. Because I'm fluent in multiple languages, my mouth works faster than my brain and a lot of the time the words coming out of my mouth aren't pre-planned or thought about until after the fact. I've confused many professors and business owners without really trying to.