Saara is a Business Analyst with Tripepi Smith. She is an alumna of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations as well as minors in Marketing Management, Journalism, and Philosophy. After honing her writing skills as a staff writer for Cal Poly Pomona’s newspaper, she went on to act as a brand ambassador for a university organization, communications intern for one of California’s largest utility companies, and marketing communications coordinator for a private school. Saara utilizes a broad set of skills to provide communications support to Tripepi Smith clients. She drafts press releases and articles, provides social media management support, executes email campaigns, assists with video production and provides strategic, creative direction. Her client work includes: City of Culver City, City of Duarte, Town of Windsor, California Contract Cities Association, Institute for Local Government, League of California Cities, Orange County City Managers Association, San Gabriel Valley City Managers Association, University of Southern California City/County Management Fellowship and California Joint Powers Insurance Authority.