Selena moved to Huntington Beach when she was just 9 years old, so you could say she is an Orange County native! Her pursuit of a career in criminal justice led her to Cal State Fullerton where she began her education in Sociology. Soon after, she had a change of heart and ended up with a Bachelor’s in Communications with an emphasis in Entertainment and Tourism. While in college, Selena worked as a server and started interning in events on the planning side of things. From a young age and throughout college, all things pointed to event planning, she even had family members who had worked at Jay’s Catering.
Growing up, Selena would watch her mom go all out with fun themes and detailed décor for special events like birthday parties. Today, Selena attributes her love for beautiful events to her mother and says she got the ‘planning bug’ from her. After college, Selena had her eye on a job at Jay’s Catering. She checked the Jay’s website every day hoping something would open, and when an Event Specialist position became available, she jumped at the opportunity. She interviewed with our Director of Sales, Hannah, and was offered the job shortly after!
Today, Selena enjoys getting creative by DIYing custom items for bachelorette parties, baby showers, etc. and assisting her Jay’s Catering clients by bringing their event dreams to life.
Little Known Facts:
She is a crafter at heart. She figures out a way to make certain items rather than buying them.
She adores dogs! She has a little Blue Nose Pitbull named Nola, after her favorite city: New Orleans.
Loves scary movies.
A Few of Her Favorite Things:
Favorite food: Italian food, pizza, pasta, and wine, but also would eat sushi every day if possible.
Favorite music: 90s and early 2000s R&B/Hip Hop – Big Ashanti and Ja Rule fan!
Favorite experience: Traveling in general! Prior to the pandemic, she was lucky to visit places like Bali, Spain, and Ireland.