Getting2KnowU: Katiana Duplessis

The people that power WHOSAY, a Viacom company, are a blend of advertising, technology and media professionals who foster a spirit of creativity, commitment, innovation and teamwork. And today, you will get to know another one of our outstanding WHOSAYers:

Name: Katiana A. Duplessis

Hometown: Miami, FL (the REAL part of Miami, the part that’s not the beach)

School: Florida International University

Role at WHOSAY: Creative Operation Manager

Prior role: Digital Project Manager at CBS Interactive

Dream creator(s) to work with: Mara Brock Akil, Melina Matsoukas, Rihanna and Beyonce

Favorite thing about advertising: Having the influence and power to persuade people to believe in something

Most challenging aspect of the industry: Keeping up with trends and finding new ways to reinvent things

Secret life hack: Getting fun nails and prayer.

Interesting fact about yourself: I used to be a biology major and wanted to be an OBGYN. I’m also second cousins to Wyclef from The Fugees

Best advice you’ve ever received: Everyone’s journey looks different. Never compare yourself to others

If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?
An Elephant! They mean good luck and one of the few animals that bring calm to the other animals.

If you had your own late night talk show, who would you invite as your first guest?
My grandma

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your smartphone, which ones would you keep?
Instagram, CashApp, iHeartRadio

What are the last three emoji you used on your phone?
😶🤗😎

BONUS: Go-to karaoke song: "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy and Monica and "Creep" by TLC

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