Hi! I’m Alison, the new digital marketing intern at Chillbean. I started here at the end of June, and so far I’ve worked with search engine optimization (SEO), Google Ads, and Facebook, among other things. I’m looking forward to working with Instagram too. I’m really happy to have the opportunity to begin a rather large career shift from my previous work doing academic neuroscience research to working in marketing at a startup.
I’m originally from the US and have lived in Sweden, where Chillbean headquarters is located, for almost 11 years and have both American and Swedish citizenship. I live in Linköping, Sweden with my boyfriend Tom and our two cats, Anya and Achilles. In my free time, I like to go to brunch, try new craft beers, and play Pokémon GO. Tom and I try to go to as many beer festivals and music festivals as we can. If you’re interested in Swedish craft beer or thinking about a trip to Sweden and want to know about various fun activities to do here, check out my personal Instagram account @hipster.sweden!
As a part of my job as an intern at Chillbean, I got my own sky blue Chillbean Air and had the opportunity to use it recently at an indie pop-focused music festival in Stockholm called Popaganda på Parkteatern. Sadly, it started pouring rain during part of the festival, but then I discovered that my Chillbean actually works really well as a makeshift umbrella! Fortunately, the sun came out again and we enjoyed the rest of the day with good music, some Swedish beer, and a nice, comfortable place to sit.
Very nice to meet you!