BY JOHN KAPTEYN – SECTION EDITOR
Eaten at ShopHouse yet?
It’s probably only a matter of time. Chipotle’s new Asian fast-casual chain just opened a second location in Los Angeles – and second-year Anderson student Tina Ramos can take some credit for its success.
A summer marketing intern at Chipotle, she was tasked with building recognition and customer loyalty for the chain. It was a bold pursuit for Ramos, who previously worked as a researcher at the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive think-tank.
ShopHouse was her first foray into marketing, Ramos says, adding that her time at Anderson helped her find the “courage of conviction” to pursue an internship outside her comfort zone. She hopes her experience will inspire other students to do the same.
“There is a big world out there,” Ramos says. “Follow your gut, and don’t be afraid to beat to your own drum.”