About May

Originally from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, May Medallada is an enthusiastic and dedicated public relations professional in San Diego, Calif., with a special interest in social media and content creation. She currently works as a content marketer/SEO writer at Rosemont Media, a modern advertising agency in North Pacific Beach. May is a graduate of Towson University in Baltimore, Md., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication: Public Relations and Advertising. Committed to remaining at the forefront of her industry, she takes advantage of all opportunities to stay involved, connected to her peers, and educated on the latest public relations strategies and trends. May is a member of Public Relations Society of America, serving as the Communications Chair of the New Pros Committee for the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter. She aims to continue her education and plans to start graduate school within the next year.

Currently, May writes a wealth of SEO content for websites, blogs, and press releases for health and beauty clients located all across the United States and internationally, specifically those in the aesthetic dental and plastic surgery industries. Previously, she worked as an account executive at one of San Diego’s premier public relations firms, Beck Ellman Heald. There, May managed the client accounts, media relations campaigns, and social media strategies of several top San Diego-based nonprofit clients, including the San Diego Center for Children, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Miracle Babies, San Diego Rescue Mission, The McAlister Institute, and Just in Time for Foster Youth. She has also previously worked as a junior publicist at Ideal Publicity in Baltimore, Md., in the social media department of the modern marketing firm, MGH, in Baltimore, Md., and on the development team in the formative years of the Washington, D.C. area nonprofit, Ivorian Hope. In addition to health, beauty, and nonprofit clients, May has experience working with small business, hospitality, tourism, and sports clients.

Her interest in the field of communications began when she became heavily involved with her high school’s television program. She served in various roles, including writer, reporter, director, and most often as anchor/host. May’s involvement in the television program lead her to receive a scholarship to attend American University’s School of Communications summer program for high school students in Washington, D.C. An early goal of hers was to become a news anchor or television host. May was actually voted as “Most Likely to Have Her Own TV Show” in high school.

Upon graduating high school, May relocated to Baltimore, Md., to begin undergraduate studies at Towson University. There, she became heavily involved in all aspects of campus life and leadership, including being a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, a freshmen orientation leader, a residence hall front desk worker, a building manager in the university union building, a director in the Student Government Association, a director of the Campus Activities Board, a National LeaderShape Institute graduate, a member of the Council of Student Leaders, an executive board member for the Commuter Student Organization, a member of Alternative Break Connections, and a Towson University Leadership consultant. During this time, she was able to hone her leadership and communications skills, build many networks within the university, gain valuable professional experience and skills, and form close relationships with other student leaders, professors, and university administration. During her college career, she often juggled between a full-time course load, extracurricular involvement, part-time employment at bars and restaurants, and internships.

It is apparent through May’s past and current experiences that she has natural leadership abilities, ambition, and drive to always succeed in all of her endeavors and exceed expectations. She hopes to one day open her own bi-coastal communications firm with one of her good friends from college, a fashion/design PR consultant in New York City. She also would like to start a nonprofit focused on spreading awareness, educating the general public, and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental illness, as well as provide resources for people battling with depression and suicidal thoughts.

May currently lives in the northern city limits of San Diego in La Jolla, with her boyfriend, Matthew, and their Yorkshire terrier “children:” Bananas, Leila, and Mila. When she is not working, she enjoys going to the beach (especially OB Dog Beach and La Jolla Shores), lounging by the pool, writing, reading, traveling, Body Combat and RPM classes, cooking, trying new restaurants, watching movies, participating in friendly debate on a variety of current issues, blogging, staying up-to-date on current events and PR industry trends, attending nonprofit and cultural events, exploring San Diego especially the amazing scenery when hiking, and spending time with her boyfriend, family, and friends. May is available for consulting and freelance work. Contact her today if you are interested in learning more about how she may be able to help you with content, social media, or public relations.

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