Erin Okamoto ’08

Erin OkamotoSan Francisco, California

Career: Sephora, eCommerce assistant merchant for fragrances
Majors: Media studies and Hispanic studies

In the five years since graduation, Erin Okamoto has found her Scripps education incredibly valuable, in more ways than she expected. With perseverance, faith, passion, and a bit of luck, Okamoto landed a position with Sephora in San Francisco.

Okamoto tried a variety of career paths before she found her niche. She was eventually hired by the Meridian Vineyards’ Tasting Room as a merchandise coordinator.

The wine industry provided a great working experience, yet after a few years, Okamoto was looking for a challenge and a change. She interviewed with the Sephora U.S. corporate office in downtown San Francisco and was hired.

Okamoto started her dream job with Sephora as the merchandise coordinator for the fragrance category, then became a distribution analyst, and recently ascended to her current position, eCommerce assistant merchant for fragrances, where she executes new and existing brand strategies to maximize sales on


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