Teresa Vardeman began working as a spokesmodel for her parent's businesses and competed in pageants as soon as she could talk. Her passion for mass communication led her to teaching herself HTML coding when she was twelve-years-old. In middle school her thirst for knowledge grew towards video production. She made YouTube videos and gained nearly 2,000 followers within a few months and collaborated with several channels. As a first generation filipino american, she was curious about her family in the Philippines. Her life changed when she studied at an all girls private catholic school in Manila, Philippines for a semester.

While she lived there, a typhoon hit her city. This led her to creating relief goods for several villages, creating a video documentary and urging people to donate. Whenever she came back to Texas, she took an exam that suggested she should skip two grades. Instead of skipping two grades, she stayed with her class and moved to another high school with a news and video broadcasting program. In 2013 she won the title Miss Pacific Islands Princess and Miss Spirit for fundraising. Additionally, she competed in Miss Asia USA and placed 4th runner up and Miss friendship. Her last pageant she competed in was Miss Texas Teen USA and placed within top three for Miss Spirit.

She self studied at UTHSCSA and trained on the job at Randolph Family Dental to become a sterilization tech and dental assistant. A few years later she cross trained to be a business administrator and marketing director. While she worked at the dental office, she received her AAS in liberal arts with a focus in business at Northeast Lakeview College. Currently she works remotely and checks in to strategize ways to capture new patients, generate revenue and growth. She is projected to graduate with a bachelor of science in public relations and mass communication with a minor in business on August 7, 2020.

Public Relations

Tess has always had a fascination with connecting people and groups. She loves public relations because it empcompasses writing, public speaking, directing and event planning.

Advertising

Tess loves advertising and is involved with Ad Club and Ad 2 Austin. She loves creating content for campaigns and engaging with various audiences.

Business

Tess has worked as a marketing director and business administrator for several years in the dental industry. She has an AAS in liberal arts with a focus in business.

Assignments

This page will show examples of the work that Tess completes in her web design and publishing class through spring of 2020.

Assignment 1Due Date
Project 1Feb. 9