My name is Morgan Mandriota, and I am the creator of hawk + pearl. As an avid writer, both by passion and profession, I have finally decided to pursue my own lifestyle and writing blog.
I graduated with a BA in English and minors in Psychology and Speech Communications from St. Joseph’s College on Long Island, New York. Since graduation, I’ve started my own business, freelanced, worked full-time as a content writer, a creative content director, an SEO director, and a digital marketing project manager — but I can confidently say that I’ve found my true niche in content creation.
On hawk + pearl, I share content from the depths of my wandering mind. Here you’ll find a wide range of topics, including personal thoughts, listicles, tips, trending news, healthy recipes, movie theories, and more. You can also find my work featured on BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog, Yahoo! Finance, Boston.com, SEMrush, Buffer, etc.
Because you’re probably wondering what “hawk + pearl” means, here’s a brief explanation:
As a child, I was raised by my father to look for and identify hawks, a symbol of power, perception, observation, and awareness. The middle name of my beloved grandmother, may she rest in peace, is Pearl, commonly defined as “a precious thing; the finest example of something.” The name hawk + pearl was created to represent the integration of the strength of a hawk and the beauty of a pearl.
This blog is dedicated to my mother, my father, my family, my friends, and those who motivate me to pursue my dreams. Thank you for your love and inspiration.