If you ever need an expert Copywriter, Belise is the way to go. Her experience in multiple industries has given her a plethora of skills to help her communicate with any organizations target audience. Learn more about Belise through her quick Q&A session with DGCA below!
1: What are your favorite softwares/programs to use?
A: I have used Google Drive/Google Docs/Google Slides since I was in elementary school, so I have a deep knowledge of the program. I have also been loving Google Meets!
2: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A: In 10 years, I want to be doing something that I am passionate about and love. I want to be at the point where I am my most authentic self in both professional spaces and at home.
3: What kind of project would you consider your dream project?
A: My dream project pertains to social justice and has a positive impact on society.
4: What’s your most-used productivity hack?
A: Instead of using sticky notes, I use the notes app in IOS and it has helped me keep track of assignments or projects I have.
5: What’s the best place you’ve traveled to?
A: The best place I have traveled to so far has been Washington, D.C.
6: What’s the best concert you’ve been to?
A: I don't think I've ever been to a concert!
7: What’s your favorite movie?
A: I love all Jordan Peele films, especially, Get Out! It is riveting!
8: What show are you currently binge-watching?
A: I have almost every episode of Bull on Paramount. I'm ashamed to say, but I also have binged every episode of SVU. I love courtroom shows!
9: How do you decompress after a long day of work?
A: I usually take a nap to decompress, but recently I have been walking around my neighborhood. The fresh air and nature are so refreshing after hours of staring at my screen for work.
10: What type of music/ What artist do you listen to while getting work done?
A: It depends on my mood. Usually, I listen to rap, but I also love listening to 2000s R&B--so good!
11: What's your guilty pleasure?
A: Boba tea!
12: Where are you from?
A: I'm from Burundi and Rwanda but was born in Tanzania.
13: What’s something you’ve done, but you’ll never do again?
A: Hiking up a hilly forest.
14: Are you a dog person or a cat person (or neither)?
A: Cat person. My cat is named Ziroc.
15: What made you interested in your respective field?
A: I received an opportunity through the BLAC internship program which connected me to an amazing advertising agency, Barker. I love writing and research, so being a copywriter/creative strategist is something I see as almost made for me, and it's fun to do! I'm also still exploring what I want to do, but as I use my writing skills within the advertising industry, I'm realizing how enjoyable it is!
16: What are your thoughts on the importance of Black artists in the creative industry?
A: Black artists in the creative industry provide a unique perspective that is essential to the production of work that is culturally informed, excitingly new, and inclusive.
17: What's your favorite Saying/Quote?
A: "How senseless death, how precious life."
Fun Fact: I love mushrooms! I don't really know why. I have a mushroom: shirt, earrings, tattoo, and blanket (which is in the works). Funny enough, mushrooms are said to be closer to humans than most other plants. They breathe in oxygen and emit C02, while most plants breathe in C02 and emit oxygen. Hopefully, I have my data right :)