Meet Alina, our newest Account Supervisor here at Markham & Stein.

Full Name:
Alina Tawil

Where were you born?
Miami, Florida

How long you’ve worked in the industry:
7 years

Brands you’ve worked on: 
Walmart, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, McDonald’s, Kimberly Clark, Latin Recording Academy, Univision, HBO Latino, Time Warner, Kellogg’s, People en Espanol, Benihana, 50 Eggs

3 words that describe you:
Funny, sarcastic, passionate

Favorite food:
Pad Thai, Tacos, Ramen and Gnocchi

Favorite hobby:
Discovering new breweries, hunting for good shopping deals, seeing as much live music as possible

Favorite restaurant:
Momofuku, BC Tacos, El Rey De Las Fritas and any authentic yet divey Mexican spot

Favorite place you’ve ever traveled:
Spain

Favorite book:
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Favorite movie:
500 Days of Summer

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
“Don’t live with regret. Everything happens for a reason.”

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

“You gotta swim, don’t let yourself sink. Just find the horizon. I promise you it’s not as far as you think.”

What you want to do before you die:
Write my own dramatic scene for a soap opera, attempt to brew my own beer, travel to Japan, and go to the real Oktoberfest

Advice for your middle school self:
Don’t sweat the small stuff.

I promise you’ll grow out of that awkward stage….and that haircut

Pets:
A crazy, scruffy mutt-terrier named Melody

Spirit animal:
Raccoon