Andre Kar, a second-year graduate student at USC, specializes in public relations and advertising. Originating from the East Bay Area, he gained prior experience in PR and marketing while working with companies like Zoom and Wpromote. Alongside his studies, Andre is the founder of The Cosmic Beats, an LA-based agency focused on enhancing brand visibility of DJs. He’s passionate about navigating the complexities of digital platforms and has honed his skills in media creation, evaluation, selection and marketing.
Max Wong is an Associate Communications Strategist at POV Agency. He holds a dual M.A./M.Sc. in Global Media Communications from the University of Southern California and the London School of Economics. Originally from Singapore, Max grew up in eight different cities across three continents and hopes to bring his global perspective to tell lasting stories. An avid gamer, his academic research seeks to understand video game user-generated content and the creator economy, with a particular focus on the way gender norms are constructed online. Outside of work and school, Max spends his free time learning about the latest in gaming and tech and trying to find new recipes to cook.
To me, POV is the ability to amplify diverse voices and showcase innovative ideas, fostering meaningful connections and impactful storytelling.
Video games and emerging technology. I love learning about new tech that could change the way we talk to each other, and thinking about “the future” has always been an interest of mine. Also, cooking.
Master Chef – or anything with Gordon Ramsay, really.
Carson, an associate communication strategist at POV, dances through the realm of communication with an infectious blend of curiosity and determination. A globetrotter at heart, she weaves the vibrant threads of diversity, equity, and inclusion into her professional work. Carson’s passion for culture, lifestyle, entertainment, and fashion transforms each project and elevates both the team and her clients to new heights.
POV means to me the ultimate feeling of being your true self. You can be your whole self without feeling judged. There is always constant support for who you are and how you perceive the world.
Growing up, I have always had and seen very empowering women in my life. Therefore, gender equality and women’s rights are major interests in my life and to be a part of this community as well.
My one superpower would be to be able to speak to animals.
Roseana Martinez is an Associate Communication Strategist at POV who puts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the forefront of her career. With a passion for storytelling, she is excited to step into the PR industry and enhance her skills in media relations and outreach opportunities. Roseana hopes to bring diversity and multicultural talent into sectors that challenge the idea of change while curious about the entertainment, sports, and lifestyle industry.
POV to me means bringing in YOUR own unique experiences and perspectives to the world and creating/cultivating something meaningful. This can create a small or big change in someone’s life or society.
I would love to work for a Latino-based brand or business within the fashion industry. I love supporting the Latino community because I enjoy how culturally involved they are with their communities.
Couldn’t pick one: Switzerland, New Zealand, and the Maldives
Jordyn Elliott is a senior communications strategist at POV who aims to bring an authentic, empathic, and innovative approach to the agency world. Her background in marketing and corporate communications has well-equipped her with a toolset for media outreach, social strategy, and project management, and has encouraged her creative spirit. Jordyn’s passion for championing underrepresented communities and making sure that every voice is heard is a core value of her work.
POV means acknowledging the many people and experiences that make our world so great, and ensuring that everyone has an outlet to make their voice heard. POV is about uplifting those voices that are often overlooked or oppressed. POV is about bringing people in and proving that diversity is our strength.
The Team! Can’t believe I get to work with such thoughtful, kind, and talented people every day.
Health and wellness through movement. I’m a recently licensed and practicing Pilates instructor!
Ysabel Sarinas is a senior communications strategist at POV Agency, where she loves nothing more than telling a good story. Her experience with both business-to-business and business-to-consumer clientele has instilled an affinity for thought leadership, content creation, and strategic media outreach. With a background in public radio and freelance writing, Ysabel’s career has been shaped by stories that inspire and engage.
To me, POV is the culmination of our individual histories. Where we’ve been, who we’ve connected with, and what we’ve experienced all shape how we see the world.
I’m always proud of any efforts that shine a light on women of color killing it in their fields.
Odalys is an avid storyteller and communications professional who brings over 13 years of experience across in-house and agency roles. She enjoys finding unique story angles to help elevate and tell her clients’ stories and has a passion for all things DEI.
POV is the first organization I’ve had the privilege to work at where I feel like I belong and can show up authentically without judgment while bringing my true point of view to all conversations.
The people I get to call colleagues.
Being a mom, traveling, and exploring the outdoors (oh, and coffee).
MCB is a veteran storyteller and cultural connector who wants to help elevate the voices and brand profiles of good people. He’s a longtime agency pro, who’s also worked at and with the NBA, NFL, and more. And he’s the founder and director of culture here at POV.
I love acronyms and abbreviations. And obviously, POV traditionally stands for “Point of View.” But, it points to the varied perspectives within our team that allow us to be good partners and stewards of not only the industry, but the culture.
The team. We have some incredible peeps over here.
I love competition-based cooking competitions.
The powerhouse behind the POV Agency, Pilaar, is redefining the game in the world of strategic communications! With an incredible 20 years of experience in entertainment PR and marketing, corporate communications, and everything in between, her journey of twists and turns has found her working with bleeding-edge advertising and marketing innovators and global giants like AT&T, Nike, and Universal Pictures.
Literally speaking, POV stands for point of view, and that’s really what it means to me. Our diverse, colorful, awesome team has unique lived experiences that bleed into everything we do. Our otherness is our superpower, and I love that we lean into it daily!
Intentionally growing POV beyond our kitchen table. . . to a team of people across the country working at their kitchen tables. The more kitchen tables the better!
Don’t worry; no crumbs will be left behind. Enjoy!