Hi, I'm Hilary Barr. Welcome to my profile!
Hilary Barr's Bio:
Originally from New Jersey, Hilary attended the University of Rochester in upstate New York. She earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Psychology. In school she was a member of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority. After college Hilary spent some time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, polishing up on her Spanish, learning about the city, and seeking out the best Malbec wines.
Hilary returned to the states and found herself buzzing around the energetic city of New York. Working at BrandYourself allows Hilary to utilize both her engineering (problem solving) and psychology (human interaction) interests by implementing solutions to help clients put their best foot forward online. She feels extremely lucky to be part of such a great, innovative team of young professionals and loves that her job entails helping people.
In her spare time, you can find Hilary on her yoga mat, seeking out a Thai restaurant or whipping up a gluten-free meal in her kitchen, playing ping-pong, or dancing to live music.
Hilary Barr's Experience:
Branding Specialist at BrandYourselfOctober 2015 - Present | New York, New York
BrandYourself is a rapidly-growing company dedicated to helping people look their very best online. I work in the Concierge department of BrandYourself, which gives clients access to an in-house team of Branding and Reputation Specialists who are highly trained in personal branding, quality content creation, social media management, personal website building and white-hat SEO best practices. As a Branding Specialist, I work closely with our high-profile clients to create unique personal brands and custom strategies to help them achieve their goal of having a strong and visible presence online.
Concierge Research Specialist at BrandYourselfDecember 2013 - October 2015
BrandYourself focuses on SEO for clients. As a startup, we are constantly updating our methods and services, making sure we have the best, current strategies to help our customers create a positive online presence.
Waitress at Gurney's Inn Resort & SpaJune 2013 - September 2013
Served food and beverage at Gurney's Inn, a renowned hotel and spa in the lovely, Montauk, NY. Facilitated a positive experience for customers.
Internship at Hospital de ClinicasOctober 2012 - March 2013
An internship in a hospital in a foreign country included doing my best to understand the dialogue as well as taking in the responsibilities of the hospital workers. I had to remain sharp because I used it as practice for learning and speaking the language as well as understanding what it's like to work in a hospital. I interacted with children, volunteers, nurses, and doctors- each playing a very different role in the hospital but all with a certain delegation of work and a certain amount of school/training prior to their acquisition of their current position.
Research Assistant at My Family and Me ProjectSeptember 2011 - December 2011
While the over-arching study focused on family relationships, my particular portion was to assess the adolescent and their "best friend" relationship. We viewed videos and coded for many traits but the main focus was to assess the prevalence of affiliation versus safety.
Researcher at The Cardiovascular CaregroupJune 2011 - August 2011
I worked with a vascular surgeon in effort to determine whether a fistula or a graft leads to less failures. Our goal was to prove that a fistula yields less failures in patients receiving dialysis. While the data seemed to be clear that a fistula is a better access than a graft, confounding variables prevented this from proving to be statistically significant.
Administrative Assistant at William E Simon School of BusinessJune 2010 - November 2010
Teaching Assistant at University of RochesterSeptember 2009 - December 2009
Led workshops for Statics, a Mechanical Engineering course, to aid students with their understanding of the material. Also helped with homework.
Hilary Barr's Education:
University of Rochester2008 – 2012Mechanical EngineeringConcentration: Psychology
Hilary Barr's Interests & Activities:
Cognitive Science, Nutrition, Music, Dancing, Hula Hooping, Cooking- especially gluten-free foods