We had the good fortune of connecting with Camila Paik and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Camila, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a Latinx/Asian ethnic background. When I graduated from high school, I took a big step and moved to the United States to pursue my college education. As you may imagine, it took some time to adjust as the cultures are very different. I did not know a single person in San Diego prior to moving here, so I was very scared. This, however, taught me that broadening my horizons leads to growth. My upbringings pushed me to constantly look for more opportunities, including launching a resin small business and starting my career in data management!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The most rewarding part about owning a resin small business is being able to share my art with others. Seeing customers love their handmade items and putting them to good use makes me so happy! I actually launched my Etsy shop without having anything planned. I barely had any shipping supplies and I was not expecting the amount of support that my shop received in the first few weeks. Sometimes I wish I prepared more prior to launching, but I think it would have been harder to take this big step if I planned everything in detail.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
An ideal day with my best friend would be getting brunch at Breakfast Republic, coffee at Blue Bottle, lunch at Taqueria El Poblano, and dinner at Ironside Fish & Oyster. Some places I would check out are La Jolla Cove, San Diego Botanic Garden, and Balboa Park.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
@sacredbeeometry on Instagram!

Website: resinandsun.etsy.com

Instagram: @resinandsun

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