Emiko is an Orange County-based PR and marketing professional with a background in tourism PR, consumer advertising, and a lifelong passion for storytelling. Prior to joining the Idea Hall team, Emiko spent two years as PR Coordinator at Visit Huntington Beach, where she used compelling media relations programs and storytelling strategies to drive tourism to Surf City USA. During her time at Chapman University, she competed in the National Student Advertising Competition and led a team of 30+ students to create three award-winning advertising campaigns for Wienerschnitzel, Ocean Spray, and Tai Pei Frozen Asian Food. Emiko graduated from Chapman University summa cum laude with a B.A. in Public Relations & Advertising, and a minor in Journalism.