Olya Surits

Portland, Oregon, US

Vice Principal of Marketing at Third Ocean, LLC
Olya's Skills
Marketing
Design
Background

About Olya

My experience of being a Russian-American has not only made me a bilingual thinker and speaker, but having to absorb two sets of everything from humor to familial values, has given me the skill of being able to transcend cultural boundaries in my connections with people.

I'm a designer, writer, and strategist. I'm drawn to the world of social media for these reasons, and love to build campaigns that inspire engagement and conversation. From creating graphics to formulating a thought-provoking blog, I love to tell stories of all shapes and sizes.

I have worked with several green organizations over the past few years as a social media coordinator; doing everything from writing blogs to tweeting about eco-living. I developed an interest in green business through my work as VP of Marketing at the undergraduate Net Impact chapter at U of O, PR Intern at Eco-Coach, PR Intern at Institutional Stove Solutions, and as an Energy Auditor at the University’s $CORE program. I have witnessed the power that triple-bottom line companies can have in driving change toward a healthier world, and I am now applying my skills and knowledge to furthering sustainability’s message through my work as the head of marketing at Third Ocean.

Work Experience

Vice Principal of Marketing

Third Ocean, LLC

January 2014 - December 2016