We are thrilled to welcome Emily Hagen to our team as Community Manager!

Emily majored in Communications and Journalism at the University of St. Thomas. She has a very diversified background, with a career in retail management and a degree in baking and pastry. At The Social Lights, she is able to relate her passions in fashion and food with her love of social.

When she’s not working, Emily can be found in her kitchen trying out new recipes, decorating her new home, and looking for a good Netflix binge.

Get to know Emily Hagen:

Q: Tell us about yourself (in 3 sentences or less)!
A: I am an incredibly detailed orientated and organized person. I love to indulge in the sweet things in life. And, I might have an online shopping addiction.

Q: Why did you choose social as your career path? 
A: I have always been so intrigued by our socially connected world. When you think about it, social has drastically changed the way we communicate with each other. Since it’s always evolving, we continue to learn so much about social and how to communicate effectively. That is something that I just had to be a part of! It allows for so much creativity. Everyday tells a different story.

Q: What are your favorite brands to follow on social and why?
A: Target is one of my favorites to follow on Instagram. They have so much fun with the platform and they use it so well. Their photos are whimsical and full of imagination. They are so creative with the brands and products that they feature and I am always inspired by the imagination they bring to life.

Q: Where do you find inspiration?
A: I fell in love with the blog Cupcakes & Cashmere quite a few years ago. I think Emily Schuman has done an incredible job of integrating fashion, food and lifestyle on her blog. She is honest and authentic and I believe that transparency is really what people gravitate towards. She is so relatable in so many aspects of her life and her candid nature makes for an inspiring read.