Profile: Bina Perino

Curious about the creative forces behind UNT Union Marketing? Bina Perino has worked for UNT Marketing for a year and has been one of the driving forces behind Humans of UNT, Alumni Throwbacks, UNT Threads, Thrive at the Union, Eagle Eye News, multiple blog posts, and all kinds of Union social media content.

Bina just graduated from UNT with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies, but we couldn’t miss this opportunity to show her how grateful we are for her service by honoring her with her own UNT Union blog post.

Bina Perino, ENTP

Marketing Assistant

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BINA’S STRENGTHS, ACCORDING TO STRENGTHS QUEST:

  1. Input
  2.  Intellection
  3. Strategic
  4. Restorative
  5. Activator

BINA’S STRENGTHS, IN HER OWN WORDS

“I think my greatest strength is my willingness to learn new things. I love exploring new areas and entertaining ideas I hadn’t before. Every day is a new day to grow in different aspects and expand your thinking. I’m pretty optimistic, but mostly just open to new experiences, challenges, and opportunities.”

WHAT SONGS ARE ON YOUR PLAYLIST?

  • Addict by Adventure Gallery
  • Backstreet Freestyle by Kendrick Lamar
  • Elephant Gun by Beirut
  • After the Moment by Craft Spells
  • Passionfruit by Drake

WHAT IS YOUR SPIRIT ANIMAL?

“Butterflies. I have 2 butterfly tattoos and plan on getting more. They symbolize transition and growth, which are things I embrace in life.”

WHAT IS YOUR BRAIN FOOD?

“Water. Hydration is key.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?

“Yellow.”

WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG?

“My laptop. A book of some sort, I’m always reading. A water bottle, obviously. Notebooks, a planner, and lots of pens.”

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WEREN’T IN MARKETING?

“I really do love evolutionary biology. I’ve read a few fascinating books on the evolution of consciousness, which is of deep interest to me. I wish I had been a better science student when I was younger. Biology was a subject I really enjoyed in school, but I don’t think I’m skilled in the areas I would need in order to succeed in higher level biology classes. However, I would love to be researching evolutionary biology if I could.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

“My favorite thing about this job is honestly the people. I love being surrounded by such creative, bright, and hilarious people. It’s such a privilege to be here because finding an environment like this is rare. It’s a great place to grow, learn, try new things, and build solid relationships. Sure, the marketing stuff can be fun, but I’m a sucker for these people. They make this job incredible.”

WHAT IS YOUR WRITING STYLE?

“I’m not really sure if I have just one style. My writing is a lot like my personality, it’s flexible. If I need to write professionally, casually, sentimentally, whatever, I just do what the moment calls for.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

“Instagram. I love how visual it is. And the stories are better than Snapchat.”

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GOALS FOR THE FUTURE?

“Ever since I got three poems published this year, I’ve been trying my best to get more of my work out there. I’ve always wanted to write a novel and with school finally over I can focus on that. That’s a creative, personal goal. Professionally, I’m still not sure what my goal is. I’ve been waiting tables for over a year now and I want to keep doing that until I work my way into management, or hate it. In that case, I’ll just be on the search for a fulfilling career. That’s the ultimate goal right there.”

You can find Bina Perino on Instagram.