Meet Evan: the Champion of Content Marketing
By Sift /
5 May 2017
This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties.
Evan Rampizoor is a Content Marketing Associate who has been with Sift Science for seven months. If she could time travel, she’d want to know what happened when Mary Shelley and her husband Percy stayed with Lord Byron and his physician Polidori at the Villa Diodati, in the Year Without a Summer. That was when Polidori wrote the first modern vampire novel, and Mary Shelley wrote “Frankenstein.” There’s so much about that story that we don’t know — and she’d love to travel back in time to experience it.
What three traits define you?
Creativity, my sense of humor, restlessness.
What are 5 things that make you happy?
- Learning new things
- Unexpected adventures
- My partner’s french toast
- Making stories
What was your first job?
I was a group tutor in an American Politics class at UC Berkeley. I had never taken a college-level American Politics class, so i had to learn how the electoral college worked. I still can’t claim to understand everything, but I was able to explain the basics.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories was writing a story about a trip to Pluto for the kindergarten story writing contest. I had just learned what a cliffhanger was, so i was really excited to incorporate it in my story. The judges thought that i didn’t know how to end a story so they gave me second place. I still harbor a grudge.
You’ve written a book! Tell me about it.
Yeah! I’m currently editing it and sending it out to editors for publication. The book is based on a true story I discovered while doing research for my senior thesis. When the Germans invaded Belgium in WWII, they turned the most prominent newspaper in the country, Le Soir, into a propaganda mouthpiece.
But a ragtag group of writers, artists, and saboteurs came up with a daring plan: on the anniversary of the German defeat in WWI, they would give the Belgians hope by creating a parody of Le Soir that looked like the real thing, but that would make fun of the Nazis and Soviets. In just 18 days, the group stole paper, ink, and funds, put together a distraction, and wrote and printed the paper. They were able to get 50,000 copies onto the streets before the Germans figured out what happened.