Editor’s Note: Domer Diaries is the newest storytelling series from the Alumni Association where members of the Notre Dame family tell their stories in their own words. This week’s Domer Diaries comes from Raquel Dominguez ’16, a creative executive at OBB Media and recent Forbes 30 Under 30 Hollywood & Entertainment honoree.
Name: Raquel Dominguez
Class Year: 2016
Residence Hall: Welsh Family
Majors and Minor: Political Science and Film, Television, & Theatre
Student Activities: Humor Artists, Student Stand-Ups
Location: Los Angeles
What meaningful connections did you make on campus, whether with roommates, friends, professors or someone else?
I made some amazing connections at Notre Dame, and feel very blessed that the friendships that I made in college have continued to this day. I’m lucky to have a great support system of friends I made at Notre Dame here in L.A. (shout out to my former roommate and FTT alums) and all over the country, too.
What accomplishments have you been most proud of in your career?
I’m proud of how I’ve been able to grow professionally over the years, and I’m excited for what’s to come. It’s been a wild ride starting as an assistant and working my way up to an executive. I get to produce projects with amazing talent. Making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list was also an unexpected and amazing blessing!
What is a project you are currently working on and what most excites you about it?
We have a few things in development right now that I can’t say too much about, but I’m very excited for. I’m also currently executive producing Hailey Bieber’s YouTube channel, which is really fun and always has a lot of cool shoots going on. Whether it’s for Hailey’s new skincare line Rhode or the new cooking series “What’s in My Kitchen?” that we launched recently, it’s exciting to be a part of creating content from creative ideation all the way through production, post-production, and release.
What’s something cool about your city and why?
I live in Los Angeles, and I love how there’s never a shortage of fun things to do here — whether it’s trying a new restaurant, going to a museum, seeing a comedy show, or just being out in nature and enjoying the gorgeous weather.