Tresha Bautista is a multidisciplinary marketer who approaches marketing with a creative and operational lens. As an experienced project manager, she always seeks opportunities to streamline the execution of campaigns and is continuously drawn to compelling brand design and storytelling. After moving to Los Angeles to join the retail department at American Apparel—coordinating construction projects for over 150 retail stores nationwide—she joined the Neighbors team at Ring, an Amazon subsidiary. As one of the earliest members to join the SaaS platform’s operations team, Tresha spearheaded the project to build out its first help center—creating, producing, and managing its content.
Prior to moving to the City of Angels, Tresha grew up in San Diego near the beach and close to family. Tresha attended San Diego State University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies with a minor in Environmental Sciences. Throughout college, she worked at an Apple Store and took on multiple internships in the fashion industry—one eventually landed her a branded content partnership which was featured in Refinery29.
To bring balance into her life, Tresha enjoys practicing yoga, camping in the desert, and trying diverse types of foods. Her love language is kindness and tagging friends in memes.
In conversation with Tresha:
Six word story of your life. A balance of labor, leisure, & rest.
What was your first brush with science? Making a tornado in a bottle.
Why do you think bacteria are important? Bacteria connect us to things unseen.
How do you define science? The pursuit of knowledge through questioning, observation, and experimentation.
How do you define health? The prioritization of mind and body for sustainability, longevity, and a life well-lived.
What are you currently reading / listening / watching? Reading: Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style by W. David Marx, listening: anything by Drake, watching: Films by Hayao Miyazaki
Favorite microbiome-nurturing food? Anything I can eat with ketchup.
Scientist, dead or alive, you’d like to eat with? Charles Darwin.
Microbiome perturbation you’re trying to give up. Rice.
Favorite science joke or best mindgasm fact? Cooking with fire was an essential element in the physiological evolution of human beings.
One fact most people don’t know about you: I didn’t know I had a trypophobia until I googled it.