Dianna Dunne-Vecchio is a proud, born and raised Bay Area local with an affinity for sports, food, and having a good time with loved ones. A free spirit at heart, Dianna let her passion in the field of communications guide her to San Diego, CA where she has now lived for almost two years. Her adventure at MK Decision (MK) started with MK’s Time for Experience (TFE) program, where she broadened her horizons and dipped her feet into the world of financial technology. Now, as a full-time team member she has expanded her responsibilities and grown in her role immensely. In this month’s People Spotlight, learn more about Dianna with our short Q and A.
What did you study in college?
I majored in communications and received a minor in political science.
Was communications something you always wanted to study?
Yes! As soon as college was on the horizon, I knew I wanted to pursue communications. I’ve loved socializing and connecting with others my whole life, so further understanding human interactions always appealed to me. Knowing how to communicate effectively in different situations, whether that be in school, at work, or life in general, is very valuable and a skill that many underestimate.
How has your transition been from a TFE to a full-time team member?
It’s been very seamless. The projects I supported when I started my internship have turned into ones I’m currently in charge of. The experience gave me insight of what the position would entail and solidified my excitement in expanding, but also shaping, my role as Communications Coordinator.
What are some of your responsibilities in your current role?
As Communications Coordinator, my role is heavily oriented toward copy. I write press releases, update and add new pages to our website, lead joint-marketing initiatives, and make sure our voice is consistent and relevant across all channels.
How would you describe MK in one word?
Close-knit. At MK, I feel very comfortable conversing with my peers, senior members, and stakeholders. We celebrate each other's victories, no matter how big or small, and are encouraged to really get to know our team.
At what point did you know MK was the right place for you?
When I was asked what I wanted to focus on and what skills I wanted to develop further. Our CEO, Har Rai Khalsa, and the whole team cares about my goals and the future I envision for myself. Here, I have a full support system that encourages me to be my best self and always work toward success.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned while at MK?
To be a leader. We're told to empower ourselves and take ownership of our projects instead of asking for answers. So, I've learned to share my opinions, recommendations, and research if I believe there's a better way to do something.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The opportunity of a new day. There’s always going to be something to do, aspects of your life that can be altered, and projects that can be made better. We can’t change the past or predict the future, but we can make the most out of today.
Lastly, why MK?
During my interview, Har Rai was excited about who I was: my personality and the skills I had to offer. I chose MK because they had such confidence in me, so why wouldn’t I have that same confidence in myself?Feel inspired? Join our team!