BY AATIYA ALI
A junior at the University of Florida, Anna Burbano has accomplished much in and out of the classroom. Even though she is an English major, her love and passion for writing is demonstrated through her extracurriculars.
Burbano serves as the president of UF’s English Society, which introduced her to College Fashionista, an online publication dedicated to bringing its audience a variety of fashion tips and tricks. She is now involved in freelance work with the company. Although she started out as an intern, Burbano got promoted to be an editorial intern and finally upgraded to hold the position of the senior editor, taking on new responsibilities with the digital community.
Burbano, a former staff member at PRISM, says she misses the creative environment the magazine fosters, along with her fellow staff members.
Some of Anna’s articles in College Fashionista include How to Wear Neutrals Without Looking Basic, Thoreau Away Your Sleeves; It’s Summer!, and The Alt-Girl Lifestyle. Writing about a variety of styles led Burbano to look to timeless women in fashion as style icons, namely Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe.
Burbano interned with Marie Claire last Summer in London. Looking towards the long-term, she hopes to be an editor of an online publication and apply to graduate school within her industry.
When asked for advice on how to succeed in your area of interest, Burbano said, “If you’re interested or passionate about something, you have to pursue it, and get involved with it, 100 percent every day. Dedication can get you everything.”
Find Burbano playing one of the lead roles in the Shakespeare in the Park’s rendition of Much Ado About Nothing this spring.