Journalist + Creative Marketer

Graduating from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and Global Studies, Dana Givens has always had an interest in exploring different cultures and countries.

After graduation, she has worked for many brands as a Copywriter for digital media platforms and retail brands. She has worked for notable names like Bluefly, Ralph Lauren, and Kipling writing digital copy for their e-commerce pages in addition to B2B marketing materials. She has extensive knowledge of SEO optimization and crafting a strong brand voice for luxury brands.

As a journalist, she has been published in top-tier publications on the topics of travel, food, culture, the African diaspora, and mental health. She has previously worked with Black Enterprise as the Associate Digital Editor where she wrote about entrepreneurship, business, technology, and COVID-19. She is attending New York University (NYU) to receive her Master’s degree in journalism.

She currently is currently accepting freelance commissions and projects.

Fiction Author + Podcast

Dana began her literary fiction work as The Vixen, writing short erotic and romance fiction. In 2016, she published a short romance novel called Confessions of a Frisky Fashion Writer with Totally Bound Publishing.

Her podcast, Love & Passports, is a travel and literary fiction series that also features original written work by her. The show is slated to return by the end of 2021.