Who am I?
My name is Vannia Giacoman Enriquez. I was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia, but have lived in Miami for most of my life. I graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. I began my communications/journalism career in 2006 by working with Mun2, where I regularly wrote scripts for their weekly shows.
From there, I began working at MTV Latin America. My time there was cut short when the entire department was relocated to Argentina. At the time, I was newly engaged and moving abroad wasn’t really on my radar. Therefore, it was time to try something new. Hello, local news!
I worked with WSVN Channel 7 as an online journalist for about a year. During my time there, I wrote and published about 7-10 news articles on a day-to-day basis. I learned a lot while working there, but I also realized that sitting in front of a computer and writing about all the things that went wrong throughout the day wasn’t really my cup of tea.
So what do I do now you ask? I work at a local church in Coral Gables called Christ Journey Church. I help people connect! My official title is Connect Director, which basically means I’m a people-person who plans and promotes events and environments! I love my job. I’ve been here for about 4 years and oh, how my “communication” skills have come in handy. I’ve become quite a skilled event planner and public speaker, and I can deal with just about any personality type. (Well, if I can say so myself.) ;)
OLD NAVY blouse
Photography by: Katie Mokher Lopez
What’s with the website? And how does it all tie in?
As you get to know me, you’ll soon learn that I’m pretty driven and determined. Which means when I have an idea, I run with it. You’ll also learn that I’m married to a wonderful man who is a gifted deep-thinker. One day we were chatting about our dreams, goals, and gifts. He loves art, and has a passion for good design; hence, he’s an architect. I, on the other hand, love many things.
First things first, I was created to love God and love others, but what does that look like and what about all the other things that I’m passionate about? “Figure out what you love, and do that,” said my husband.
So what are some of my other passions? I love fashion, fitness, food, and fun! No really, I do. It’s just a fun coincidence that they’re all F’s but… I love getting dolled-up and going in search of frugal finds. I love working out, eating healthy, and helping motivate others to do the same. I love finding hole-in-the-wall restaurants that serve scrumptious meals and sharing the experience with others. And last, but definitely not least, I love having fun around this city.
There is always something fun and new to do in Miami. Don’t agree with me? Stick around and hopefully soon you will. Hope you’ll learn to love Miami and all its flair!
**A special thanks to ME Design Unlimited (concept), Katie Mokher Lopez (photography), Adam Balding (logo), and Prototytype Syndicate (web-design), for their amazing artistic contributions.**
Feature Image Photo Credit: Jorinde Photography