I’ve always been referred to as the chatty friend or the extrovert. In elementary school, I often found myself in trouble for talking too much, but I simply loved making connections. Funnily enough, I’m pursuing a degree in business and making connections with extraordinary people every day.
I graduate from The Ohio State University this coming May with a major in Marketing and a minor in Business Analytics. I chose Ohio State for a big city feel — coming from a small town, a big city is all I ever wanted. The endless opportunities and outdoor weekend markets while sporting a local coffee keep me planted in Columbus.
I fell in love with marketing after struggling to find a major I connected with, and ultimately following in the footsteps of my mentor and big sister. Sure enough, just like my childhood, I loved everything she did, and marketing was the perfect fit for me. After a digital marketing class last spring, I found my perfect match and sought out a digital marketing firm like MJ2!
Outside of my professional life, I find joy in creating crowd pleasing recipes. I take pride in color coded meal plans and weekly (normally seasonal) desserts. While waiting for the kitchen timer to go off, you can find me reading a new book or sitting on the front porch with a coffee. I also have a huge passion for helping and supporting the unhoused communities around Columbus.
Q&A with Mary Foster
What are your top 3 favorite Columbus-based companies?
Jeni’s Ice Cream (my favorite flavor ever is salted peanut butter with chocolate flecks, or powdered jelly donut)
Brassica (especially the cookies!)
What is your favorite relaxing activity?
I love to have a freshly clean room, light a brand-new candle, and read a favorite book.
What are you currently reading?
Beautiful World Where Are You by Sally Rooney
How do you take your coffee?
I love a trusty, hot, reliable mocha.
What is your favorite restaurant in Columbus?
If I am put on the spot for a quick lunch, Brassica is my go-to. If there is time to sit down for dinner, Bakersfield tacos!