Categories: Meet the Team!


CHRISTOPHER KOWYNIA is a communications major at Colorado State University who will graduate in the fall of 2019. Chris believes that to generate awareness and engagement marketing professionals must be creative, adaptable, and capable of systematic analysis. To direct a successful Kickstarter marketing campaign for the electric longboard startup ionboard, Chris unified the ionboard marketing identity, generated engaging multimodal content, and built relationships with niche relevant social media influencers. Chris’ lifelong love for artistic and musical expression has influenced his dream of becoming an impactful creator in the world of marking and Public Relations.

STEPHANIE MARTINEZ is currently a senior at California State University-Fullerton and will obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a Minor in Business Administration in May 2019. She is passionate about the arts and has not only been pursuing a professional dance career but has taken an interest in Arts Administration. When she is not at the office of Vanguard Culture, she is an apprentice dancer with PGK Dance Project, a barista at Starbucks, and Certified Zumba instructor!

JASMINE REYES is currently a senior at UC San Diego, having transferred from Rio Hondo College. She is studying to obtain a degree in Political Science with a minor in Business and hopes to one day become a Public Relations Manager for a sports team or a clothing company. Jasmine has worked as a tour guide at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, student body Vice President at Rio Hondo College, and an intern with Genevieve Jones Right during the district attorney race. She loves animals, playing sports, watching movies, attending concerts, and spontaneously taking trips all around Southern California.

Vanguard Culture

Vanguard Culture is an online media entity designed for culturally savvy, socially conscious individuals. We provide original interviews and reviews of the people, places, and events that make up San Diego’s thriving arts and culture community, as well as curated snapshots of the week’s best, most inspiring and unique cultural and culinary events. We believe in making a difference in the world, supporting San Diego’s vibrant visual and performing arts community and bringing awareness to important social and community causes.