15 Minutes of F.A.M.E. with Tatiana Halsted

Tatiana Halsted
Senior Associate
Mercury Public Affairs

Where do you currently work, how long have you been there, what do you do?

I've been at Mercury Public Affairs for 5 years, I provide strategic communications guidance and public affairs consulting to clients across the public and private sectors with interests in education, environment, public policy, safety, technology, and transportation.

Prior to that?

Prior to joining Mercury Public Affairs, I was a media relations consultant for Bicker, Castillo, and Fairbanks where I contributed to some pretty exciting campaigns, like High Speed Rail and No on Prop. 37.

What is your educational background?

I graduated with honors from UC Davis with a double major in French and International Relations.

What is the best part of your job?

A lot of things! I recently got to meet Garth Brooks, at a press conference I was staffing. I’m a Garth super-fan, so needless to say, that was a great day on the job. “I’ve got friends in low plaaaaaaaces….”

What do you love about living here?

The food! #FarmToFork #Organic #EatTheGrid

What is one thing that might surprise people about you?

Before beginning my PR career in California, I studied politics at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and lived in Europe for 15 months. Now, I am not only fluent in French, but also a huge Francophile. C’est la vie!

When you aren't in the office where can we find you?

“It’s 5 o’clock somewhere”