Devin Desjarlais is a young social media and public relations professional who began her career far before graduating college. She started as the Editor in Chief for her university newspaper where she quickly realized that hands-on experience was the only motivation necessary to succeed. After a year of managing a 16-person staff and $80,000 budget, she went on to become Web Editor for a Village Voice Media Newspaper, New Media teacher for College Media Advisers’ conventions, and Social Media Account Manager for Max Borges Agency. Devin recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue a dream of leaving Florida for a city with a true digital hub. She’s a black belt in Taekwondo, lives with her husband and four cats, and never quite lost her childish curiosity.