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By Isabeau Touchard, DKC Account Executive

My name is Isabeau Paolina Touchard. I say my name proudly — as it is a symbol of my mixed heritage and upbringing.

Growing up in a small, suburban town in New Jersey, I often found myself trying to cover up the tracks of…


On the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, staff members share their memories of the day.

Rachel Carr, Executive Vice President

On 9/11, I came into the office early like so many others to get a head start on the day. It was a quiet, beautiful morning, as…


By Joanne Fryer, Chief People Officer

“I like girls.”

Words delivered by my 15-year-old daughter marked the beginning of my journey as an LGBTQIA ally. But in that moment, I could not honestly call myself an ally. I was totally taken by surprise when Jenny came out. I was also…


Leanna Truong, Senior Digital Strategist, HangarFour

As a firm believer that you can’t judge a book by its cover, here’s why, as I share a few personal experiences of Asian hate. As a Vietnamese-American, I was born in the U.S. (Virginia) and moved to New Jersey at a very young…


By Jennifer Burchette, Senior Account Supervisor

How We Met

While most people spent the pandemic trying to stay as far away from strangers as much as possible, I had no choice but to search for one to live with. At the start of the pandemic, I found myself in a…


Brendan Prunty, Vice President Public Relations

There’s a player’s lounge right off the floor, underneath the stands at Madison Square Garden. Usually during the week of the BIG EAST Tournament, it’s utilized as a green room area. There’s some scattered furniture, standard arena-decor-type stuff. On the one side of the…


By Tiffany Telemaque, Vice President PR

My Black History is Black History

When I think about Black History Month, I immediately think of the contributions of the ancestors that came before me. I thought about Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Stokely Carmichael, Malcom X, and Shirley Chisholm — and how their…


Finding Your Voice, Reggie Dance

In 1961, James Baldwin famously stated during an interview, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost all of the time…it’s what’s happening all around and all of the time…” 60 years…


By Michelle Ruth, Account Supervisor

I know people like to boast about being “so close with their family,” but when I say it, I truly mean it. I come from a very tight-knit family — the type where you tell one person what you had for breakfast and, by 10:15…


By Cristina Calzadilla, Senior Vice President

I am an 80s baby who grew up in Miami, FL, when Cabbage Patch Kids and My Little Pony were all the rage, and Adventures in Babysitting was the go-to movie rental at Blockbuster on most Friday nights.

Born in the U.S. to first-generation…

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