Maria E. Corpuz
My mission is to build movements and bridges, fostering the holistic health of communities. Working across different communities to ensure diverse voices are amplified in order to inform decision making, I serve through storytelling and impactful programming. I am invested in studying the art of conversation, and working to inspire change within the communities I share space with. I work with intention, purpose and empathy.
Social Media Manager @ Shop Five Nine | Dec 2021 - Present
+ Capture photos of product in the shop for the web store + social media channels. Create copy, stories and posts for socials. Respond to inquiries online to provide authentic customer service.
Founder + Producer + Host for Nite Caps @ Outrspaces | April 2018 - Present
+ Nite Caps creates an open conversation with my community that pushes culture by bringing together those who hold different kinds of influence and perspectives in our communities including artists, activists, politicians and other community members. Nite Caps is a late night, gathering that provides a space for conversation, growth and community brainstorming in order to continue to see progressive values prosper.
Community Advocate and Speaker @ Various Non-Profits and Events | April 2018 - Present
+ Speaking and host of panels throughout the city on various topics from AAPI discrimination, redlining, storytelling and grassroots activism.
Brand Manager @ Soul & Swag | Jan 2019 - Dec 2021
+ Collaborating with local businesses to understand their mission + marketing needs in order to curate branded merchandise. Educating those I work with about the lifetime of products that are chosen to ensure they are ethically + sustainably made.+ Project Management, Thoughtful Experience Curation, Sales, Merchandising, Social Media Management, Marketing, Consulting
Merchandise Manager @ Tennis Touring, Inc. | January 2017 - Nov 2021
+ I manage the coordinating and advancing day-of-show activities on tour. I analyze music business developments and monitors market trends as well as supervise all merchandise and shipment processing. I also photograph the show for future promotions.
Field + Volunteer Director @ Jasmine L. Harris for Mayor | Jan 2021 - April 2021
+ Organizing and managing field organizers and over 175 volunteers for Omaha's progressive mayoral candidate, Jasmine Harris. Training dozens of first time volunteers with the intention to create a lasting movement in Omaha. Planning multiple events weekly to clean up neighborhoods, encourage civic engagement and build community. Fundraising efforts on a daily basis.
New Leaders Council Fellow @ NLC Omaha | January 2021 - June 2021
+ Working within an ecosystems of leaders who center equity and build trust within the communities that we serve. Connecting across identities, industries, and issues to make a collective impact. Learning skills such as fundraising, policy development, coalition building, public speaking and networking. + R & D for my capstone project, creating an AAPI Caucus within the State Democratic Party to not only create space for fostering alliances across the diaspora within the party, but encourage healing from colonization and imperialism.
Co-Founder + Content Manager + Editor for NOISE | Dec 2016 - Nov 2017
+ North Omaha Information Support Everyone is a community-led news organization developed to address the information gap within North Omaha. We recognize that information is abundant but not always representative or as nuanced as the people at the center of the story.
I graduated from Creighton University from the Journalism, Media and Computing with a BA in Public Relations and Advertising.
References available upon request.