What advice would you give to teens about using social media today?
You should be in control of your own destiny, so know that what you put out there will always probably exist—or prepare for it to always exist. And it’s OK if you change your mind and you don’t identify with it in the future, but you need to know that [the internet] is a timestamp that is out there in perpetuity. Feeling that sense of ownership when you show up online is really important.
How is new technology changing the way you work?
Generative AI is the thing that’s going to have the biggest impact. What impact? We don’t know yet—everything from the way we write emails, or hopefully no longer have to write emails, to the way our [Reddit] communities form and function. One day there may be a moderator built into every single community on Reddit that is AI-trained.
What piece of technology could you absolutely not live without?
It would be my smart TV. I love TV. My background is primarily in entertainment, and it’s ultimately how I got into Reddit. I needed to discuss my shows somewhere. It’s very LA of me.
What is the biggest technical leap you’ve had to adjust to in your career and how did you do it?
For my day-to-day role, it’s not so much a technological advancement, but what’s so unique about doing product marketing at Reddit, or even just product development in general, is the speed and depth at which our community will share their feelings—immediately and without any sort of filter. It’s a blessing and a curse. We get constant feedback, and we have an incredibly invested community. It means that as we build marketing campaigns, and are thinking about bringing products to market, we cannot neglect our community.