With a strong background in entertainment news, Ladan specializes in writing about celebrities, movies, music and events. As an active, stay at home mom, she is also well read and passionate about parenting books, perspectives and styles. Ladan is also on her way to becoming a certified gym instructor and can lead you towards a new life of healthy eating and 'killer abs.'
Reading, creative writing, traveling, celebrity news, fitness and healthy living. Ladan loves being a mom and watching her girls grow: One loves soccer, memory games, difficult puzzles, and colors with an eye of a true artist. The other nurtures her many babies and animals, tends to loved ones with her doctor's kit when they are feeling sick, and will talk their head off with gibberish and a million questions! Their innocent smiles, their loving hugs and kisses, and their unconditional love is worth more than anything else in the world.
As a freshman and sophomore at UCI, Ladan wrote for the Student Voice, the Associated Student's monthly publication.
Ladan also periodically wrote for The New U, the University's weekly newspaper.
In her junior year she became editor of The Student Voice as well as the ASUCI historian.
Her senior year, after returning from studying at the University of Barcelona, Ladan took on various internships with KABC7, such as Early Morning News and Eye on La, while simultaneously interning at the Orange County Register.
Due to her strong involvement with the University and her passionate pursuit toward a career in journalism, Ladan was hand selected to write a letter that recognized UCI's growing need for a journalism program.
From the very beginning of her college career, Ladan was heavily involved in all aspects of ASUCI. Her freshman year she joined the President's Spirit Committee. Her sophomore and junior year she was nominated into office as the School of Social Ecology Chair, representing her department in meetings and putting together activities to bring students within the School of Ecology together.
At the end of her freshman year, Ladan was also selected to partake in the UCDC summer internship program in Washington D.C. Ladan worked at Common Cause, a grassroots organization, that lead to her involvement in a demonstration outside of Capitol Hill. Her sophomore year, Ladan was chosen as one of the UCDC Coordinators responsible for interviewing, evaluating and mentoring UCDC applicants and future interns.
In the last decade, Ladan has interviewed hundreds of celebrities for print, online and television. A self proclaimed entertainment junkie, Ladan has the most amount of knowledge when it comes to entertainment news and Hollywood gossip. Ladan can write a passionate article about anything entertainment: George Clooney's new wife, Angelina Jolie directing movies, Frozen smashing box office records? As long as it falls under entertainment, Ladan will go above and beyond your expectations.
Married since 2008 with two kids under the age of 5, Ladan's life revolves around her family. A fully hands on, stay at home mom, Ladan considers herself an expert on how to keep today's modern family happy and functioning. Breastfeeding, potty training, playdates, mommy and me classes-Ladan has done them all...twice! Since no kid is the same, what applied to her first born almost never worked with the second, garnering her more experience and understanding with today's mom. With a mommy blog and a mommy memoir in the works, Ladan has worked hard enough to boast a significantly exceptional level of expertise in the genre of kids and family!
Ladan knows a thing or two about what it's like to be a woman. Having lived the last 3 and a half decades as a female has been quite an experience. As a wife and mother, she has a new perspective on what women are capable of and how amazing their body works. An avid reader, Ladan also follows many women's magazines as well female authors and women empowering books. With an array of life experiences under her belt, Ladan can write a novel about the female species, young and old.
A public speaker at heart, Ladan dreams of public speaking for a living. She has written many speeches that have garnered her awards and, even better, the podium and microphone. As the baccalaureate speaker in her senior year of high school to the grass roots campaign on Capitol Hill, Ladan has always been writing and giving speeches. With a passionate voice and a strong stance, Ladan can turn any speech into a powerful and moving presentation.
With a knack for words, Ladan can very easily write until her fingers turn blue. This always surprises her as she is very selective and limited with her words when it comes to speaking, but with the pen and paper, she can go on and on. Though she is not yet a published author, Ladan is currently finishing up her first novel, in the midst of writing a mommy memoir and, thanks to her daughters, has written the content for two children's books. Ladan is working toward finishing her novel in order to begin the submission process, with hopes of being published before the end of 2015.
Over the years, Ladan has written hundreds of articles on an array of topics. Her experience enables her to be open to clients preferred writing styles and formats as well as be versatile with many different genres of work. As a seasoned journalist, Ladan understands that articles vary in style, prose and format based on what publication and outlet is behind it. She is also aware of the importance of being able to decipher the tone of the article prior to putting it all together with strong, relatable, and reader friendly content.
Ladan worked for a web-site that required employees to blog daily. That's where she fell in love with the concept and went on to create her very own personal blog. Ladan is fascinated by the idea of writing and publishing a post that will, through SEO, reach out to readers instantly and allow them to comment back. With so many social media outlets, it's become the norm to make our daily lives public to the outside world through pictures, videos, and words.