Where in the World Are Waverly Grad­u­ates? Marly Young 05 & Vivian Sulli­van, 05

Marly Young found the job of her dreams after a few months slinging coffee. 


Marly Young, class of 2005, grad­u­ated from Univer­sity of Cali­for­nia, Davis with a B.A. in Cultural Anthro­pol­ogy with a minor in English Liter­a­ture. After college, she, like many others, looked for a job. Marly explained, When I grad­u­ated I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life so I worked in the café of a local art gallery where I started writing their press releases during the café’s lulls. That expe­ri­ence helped me obtain an unpaid intern­ship, which turned into a career.” From there, Marly began working at Paschal Roth, a boutique public affairs firm in Sacra­mento. Paschal Roth managed the commu­ni­ca­tions and day-to-day oper­a­tions of the campaign to pass Propo­si­tion 30, the Governor’s tax initia­tive. Marly said, That was the most chal­leng­ing and reward­ing moment in my career.” And now, Marly lives in Sacra­mento and when asked what she is doing now, she said, This Febru­ary, I started a new job as a Commu­ni­ca­tions Special­ist with the Cali­for­nia State Assem­bly Demo­c­ra­tic Caucus. I love what I’m doing now. I get to work on a wide variety of state policy issues that inter­est me, like high-speed rail and educa­tion funding.” Asked about her goals, plans and dreams for the future, she said, I’m not sure about my future plans yet. I love working in public affairs so I suppose I will continue working in State Govern­ment and see where it takes me.”

Vivian And Laramie

Vivian Sulli­van took advan­tage of a variety of oppor­tu­ni­ties to find her way into interesting jobs.

Vivian Sulli­van , class of 2005, (pictured left with Laramie Bowron, 03) grad­u­ated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with a Bach­e­lor of Science in Jour­nal­ism & Public Rela­tions. Vivian reports that, After three years at The Atlantic maga­zine and website, I accepted an offer to join Twitter in San Fran­cisco. I currently work on Twitter’s Mid Market Sales team and am loving every minute of it.” She went on to talk about her time after high school. My journey from high school grad­u­a­tion to Twitter has required a TON of hard work, but I’ve had a little fun too. At one point, in college, I served as a hand model for a national line of bath prod­ucts. And through my profes­sional work expe­ri­ences, I’ve been lucky enough to attend the White House Corre­spon­dents’ Dinner Weekend and have had the plea­sure of front row seating at a variety of conver­sa­tions featur­ing some very influ­en­tial people includ­ing Katie Couric, Deepak Chopra, Chris Mathews, Nancy Pelosi and most recently, Gordon Brown.”