Irene Phakeovilay: Floor Sommelier

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Friday, March 27, 2015


Irene Phakeovilay: Floor Sommelier

This month’s Spotlight features Irene, a former Film and Media Studies major who’s now a Certified Sommelier for a Forbes Five-Star restaurant, responsible for matching patrons with over 3,500 different wines.

Irene, on the pressure of having a plan:

"With screenwriting, I had a specific goal, I had “The Plan,” and that was a comfort. In school, everyone always talked like they knew exactly what they were doing—I’m going to be a doctor, I’m going into marketing—so being able to say, “I’m going to be a screenwriter,” made me feel like I had things together."

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Irene welcomes UCSB students to contact her via email with questions about the field. Requests to look over student resumes or inquiries about open positions will not be responded to.

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Editor: Brandilyn Gilbert, Academic Advisor