A food-lover to the core, Miko has tons of restaurant experience from her college days and beyond, and—get this—was the producer of an online cooking show prior to joining our team! Here at Birchbox HQ, she’s already gained a reputation for her delicious-looking homemade lunches; somehow, our Seamless salads just don’t quite stack up to her aromatic creations. But we don’t just hang around Miko’s desk because we’re hoping she’ll throw us a bite of her ratatouille (though that’s definitely part of the reason). For her extensive experience working with startups, her passion for entrepreneurship, and her unique and worldly perspective, we’re always eager to hear what this adorable Brooklynite has to say.
Name/Title: Miko Mercer, Merchandising & Marketing Manager
Hometown: No hometown! I’m what they call a “third culture kid,” someone who grew up moving around overseas (Singapore & Japan). But I’ve almost hit the 10 year mark of being in NYC, so now I call Brooklyn home.
Unofficial role: Home-cooked-lunch Master Chef
Fun fact: On nights and weekends, I’m a part-time BBQ taste tester! I get to eat some of the best brisket in NYC as my boyfriend starts up his BBQ business.
Beauty confession: I can’t leave the house without curling my eyelashes—it’s been a habit since I was 12 years old!
Currently loving: theBalm Staniac. It’s the perfect beach bag essential and adds just the right amount of flush to my cheeks.
Worth the splurge: A daily sunscreen that you really love wearing. Sunscreen isn’t exactly fun, but we all know it’s important, so having one like my favorite Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Cream makes it easy to remember to put it on.
Best Beauty Trick: Head massages. Yes, they feel good, and if you’re trying to grow your hair out like me, they increase blood circulation and oil production that helps hair grow faster.
Also new to the beauty partnerships team, meet Deepica!