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Life & Work with Ally Moyer

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ally Moyer.

Hi Ally, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I grew up in San Diego before moving to Ventura County with my family. I began traveling at 18 and studied in Germany and Hong Kong while pursuing my international business undergraduate degree. I recently returned to Los Angeles to continue my career in marketing and business after finishing my education in Miami. During my college years, I worked for several different companies across various business functions and industries to find out exactly what I love to do. When I was younger, I would constantly jump from interest to interest and hobby to hobby, but marketing really stuck out as something that I never became bored with. Now, I work in digital media and I aim to continue pairing my love of marketing and travel by pursuing a career with global mobility and working across the globe.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has certainly not been a smooth road in terms of my health. During my first year of college, I began experiencing episodes of loss of vision, nausea, numbness, and temporary speech impediment or aphasia among other things. Soon after, I was diagnosed with migraine with aura. While I was initially able to treat this and recover enough to live my normal life, the episodes returned during my second year of college and evolved to months of uncontrollable shaking fits and nerve pain. There are a lot of misconceptions about migraines and the havoc they can set off in your body; many people have not heard of the non-headache symptoms involved and the difficulty in finding adequate treatment. At the time, I did not think I would be able to finish my degree and there were periods of time where I was physically unable to work. After years of trial and error, I’ve managed to find a suitable treatment and I’m so grateful to my family for helping me get through the worst parts of it. Struggling with my health has really made achieving my goals even more fulfilling because the journey to reach them showed me my own strength and how much I’m capable of overcoming. I hope that being open about my experience can help others through their experience with chronic migraine.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I work in digital media and marketing. When first entering this field, I was looking for a career path where I would never be bored and got exactly that! This field is so much fun to work in because things are constantly changing as the digital landscape evolves and new tools and channels are introduced. There is always something new to learn and everyone you work with is learning and adapting to changes in real-time as well. Having worked in fashion, commercial real estate, social media, and nonprofits previously, I’m able to pull from these varied experiences and apply different lenses to the work that I do now. While it has not been easy to start my career during the pandemic, I’m proud of all of the learning and growth that has taken place.

So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
Please feel free to reach out or connect with me via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/allison-moyer/

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