I grew up in Chico, California where I spent my childhood at grandpa’s ranch and hanging at the family video store after school. At 21, I moved to the immensely diverse Bay Area.

During my second year away at university, I was presented with the rare opportunity to organize the Silicon Valley portion of the SF International Latino Film Festival, which I did for the majority of my early career while obtaining a degree in public relations.

I went on to intern at a Silicon Valley startup (TheFind.com–now owned by Facebook) where I learned how to code, market, and ad copywrite starting my career in the ecommerce space. After graduating, I co-founded the Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival which launched in 2009 where I continue to contribute today.

With years of mobile ecommerce research, film marketing and data reporting under my belt, I now write optimized stories for film, environmental, and medical clients at Bluetone Marketing & PR and at my communications company, Surge Public Relations. At Surge, I do traditional public relations and media placements, data analysis, and special event planning.

You can see some media placements here and my website at surgepublicrelations.com. To connect email me at virginia@surgepublicrelations.com and stay tuned via Twitter @ginichavez. Thanks for reading.



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