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Mayka Mei

Mayka Mei

Mayka Mei works for the Mouse at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Just the latest manifestation of Mei’s life goal to work the Coolest Jobs Ever, Mei recently swapped her startup hats for mouse ears. Mei worked in a string of entertainment and lifestyle startups in the Bay Area – launching two social media mobile apps, tweeting as Incubus, running the #2 biggest fashion brand on Twitter, and presenting fan-building techniques to international audiences in Cannes. Fostering maximum adaptability throughout her tech days, Mei bridges the production team at Walt Disney Animation Studios with all publicity, marketing, and consumer product efforts.

Mei graduated from Santa Clara University in 2006 with a BA in Individual Studies (Ethnic Studies) and Communication. In her Bronco days, Mei served as Multicultural Center Director as a Junior, leapt en pointe in Images and Gallery, and received the first A+ Mike Whalen ever gave for the rough draft of her screenplay. In 2010, Mei formed the Alumni Association's Asian Pacific Islander Alumni Chapter and served as its Founding President.

Mei tweets regularly at @mayka and blogs irregularly at The Maykazine. Despite lacking opposable thumbs, her rescue pup Instagrams from her phone as @wendellthefurst.

4 Must-Haves for a Successful Startup

By Mayka Mei
In the startup world, a "pivot" describes a company-wide shift in direction. I've been through company pivots before switching focus, audience ...
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Can We Please Stop Automating Everything Now?

By Mayka Mei
Over dinner a few months ago, a fellow Bronco alumna and I were talking about her work. Where my world is marketing and emails, hers is clients...
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Tech & Travel: Let's do it all!

By Mayka Mei
I'm ruminating on this Illuminate piece on the road again, this time from Michigan en route to Massachusetts. For my California soul, lush...
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Four Findings from a Digital Bride

By Mayka Mei
I'm in a newlywed haze. After years with my partner, I wanted to believe I'd be too cool for school when it came to getting engaged and married...
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Digital Etiquette for Every Age

By Mayka Mei
Little things count: how you punctuate texts, how you type your smiley faces, and how you close an email. Now that everyone's online...
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Why My Kids Won't Get Computers

By Mayka Mei
At my first job, I banned a girl from Meez.com (a teen site) because of a YouTube video. It wasn't like she recorded herself going on a paparazzi-primed...
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The Millennials: Be Not Afraid

By Mayka Mei
It's 2:30 a.m., and I'm just settling in after two days of observing college students. Even if I wasn't 2,830 miles from home, this research...
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