Desiree Santiago

Desiree Santiago

Work History

Work History
Nov 2010 - Present

Client Liaison

Eichenbaum and Stylianou, L.L.C.

Eichenbaum and Stylianou, L.L.C. specializes in account management and bankruptcy law.

  • Act as a liaison between clients and internal stakeholders
  • Advise clients on account management and inquiries
  • Multitasking and project management
Jan 2012 - Oct 2012

Public Relations Intern

Big Hassle Media

Big Hassle Media is a public relations firm specializing in the publicity and marketing for independent music artists.The Public Relations Internship Program has equipped me with great experience as a public relations professional. 

  • Utilized creative strengths in press release writing and editing media clips
  • Developed media relations scheduling interviews and appointments
  • Expertise in reputation management for independent music artists
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality working with high profile clients
Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Freelance Publicist

Glamorous Cosmetics

  • Monitored media coverage for Jessica Romano (Glam Fairy on E!)
  • Researched/ Measured Web traffic and social media via Google Analytics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Directly assisted with the “Greece is Glamorous” campaign, which resulted in partial donation of revenue to the Greek Economic Crisis
Aug 2010 - Nov 2010

Special Projects Intern

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the leading not for profit organization in animal advocacy. Working at PETA provided me with insight on tactics for media coverage and media relations.

  • Gained insight and valuable experience in media coverage tactics
  • Assisted with researching and contacting entertainment artists to represent PETA campaigns
  • Monitored social media Web sites
  • Gained travel experience working in the Norfolk VA and Washington DC offices
Jun 2005 - Aug 2010


CAN DO Fitness

CAN DO Fitness prides itself on providing members with the finest fitness facility. While working at CAN DO, I gained excellent event management experience while working in the health communications industry.

  • Coordinated and managed monthly special events for 100+ attendees
  • Created and implemented the "Fun Fitness" Program
  • Gained expertise in Project Management and multitasking
  • Facilitated meetings, schedules, and coordinated special events
  • Utilized strong risk management skills


Sep 2011 - Present

Master of Arts

Montclair State University

The Public and Organizational Relations Graduate Program has equipped me with the ability to manage organizations from both an internal and external position. I have gained expertise in crisis communications consulting, reputation management, corporate social responsibility and the overall plan development for organizational success. As a professional, I believe in the continued education process and development of skills. I look forward to becoming an official PRSA certified practitioner within the coming year. 

Sep 2004 - Dec 2009

Bachelor of Arts

Montclair State University

As a Women and Gender Studies Major, I was an active participant in my program. My year-long research project received accolade and academic support from peers and faculty. I was a chosen to present for the Annual Research Symposium at Montclair State University in May of 2009. 



Event Planning

Throughout several positions, I have gained valuable experience in event planning. I have expertise in event coordination and can collaborate easily with a team or manage an entire event with little oversight. I am extremely organized and give great attention to detail. I believe it is the "little things" that can really accent an event and prove outstanding execution. I can run special events with grace, precision, and can easily hold a room's attention as a host.

Project Management

I pride myself on maintaining organization and giving great attention to intricate details. (No task is too large or too small!) Having a communications plan in place is the key to success. I accomplish this by implementing a series of small goals over the course of a carefully planned agenda. I am a self-starter, and I am motivated to achieve goals from beginning to end. 


I am a Public Relations Specialist in the New York, NY Metro area. My goal is to make a career move and obtain a position by August 2012. My ideal position includes publicity, event planning, and communications consulting.I am looking to join a company that I can grow with.


Jan 2007 - Present

Spinning Instructor

MADD Dog Athletics