“The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.” (Fabienne Fredrickson)
Hello! My name is Stephanie Drenka, and I’m just your average showtunes singing, social media savvy, hockey habitué, marketing minded, gaming geek, traveler, korean adoptee, minimalist fashion & lifestyle blogger, and photographer.
I was adopted from Seoul, South Korea at the age of 3 months. I’ve lived previously in Chicago, Atlanta, and New Jersey, but now call Dallas/Fort Worth home.
In high school, I was heavily involved in show choir and theater (aka anything that would not require me to attend any sort of sporting event). This made me somewhat of an outcast being at a school whose football team was #1 in the nation. I graduated from Southlake Carroll High School and received my Bachelor of Arts in Communication from DePaul University, with minors in Asian American Studies and Women’s Studies.
It was in college that I finally admitted to myself that I was Asian. I joined a bunch of groups and went on to become president of DePaul University’s largest pan-Asian American student organization. (Asian Week once named me one of “Ten Asian American Young Women Who Will Change the World”)
My very first job was as a performer in the Crazy Horse Saloon show at Six Flags Over Texas, but I worked more recently in the fashion/technology industry as a Strategic Optimization Manager at rewardStyle. I’m now a Digital Marketing Manager for a local non-profit organization focused on youth development, arts education, and social-emotional learning.
During my free time, I use this blog as a creative outlet for writing and photography, play showtunes on a mid-century console piano handed down from my mom, battle my husband, Holden, in Playstation 4 games, and snuggle with my dachshund, Daisy, and chipoo (half chihuahua/half poodle), Zeus.