Hi, my name is Sarah! I’m a social media and content coordinator at The Hollis Co., a media production powerhouse based in Austin, Texas. I recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, where I studied Petroleum Engineering.
Welcome to The Bella Insider, my vibrant and cheerful corner of the internet. Here you’ll find travel ideas, career advice as I navigate creative living from an engineering background, and an inside peek into my personal hobbies. When I’m not on this blog, you can find me wearing matching jammies cooking in the kitchen, strolling through Trader Joe’s snack aisles, or finding plane tickets for my next adventure!
The Story Behind The Bella Insider:
I founded this blog in 2011 as a freshman in high school. Yes, a freshman in high school. Who knows what I was thinking back then?! All I knew was 1) I loved fashion and beauty, 2) I was good at math and science, and 3) I needed a creative outlet. Building, creating, and writing on this site was an amazing way to flex those muscles. Fun fact: blogging was so unpopular during the time, this site was featured in a two-page spread of my high school yearbook because no one else was doing it!
The Bella Insider became my sole creative outlet as I studied to earn my B.S. in Petroleum Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. As a top college lifestyle blog, this site has collaborated with brands like PBTeen, Supergoop, Teen Vogue, Kraft Heinz, and The Container Store to inspire students across the U.S. to explore, create, and pursue their dreams.
I’ve since graduated as an engineer and decided to take a leap of faith and pursue creative living full-time: here, at work, and in all my hobbies. It’s been a wild ride, and I’m so glad to have a space to share about it all!