TikTok COO Vanessa Pappas (MA Media Studies 07) Profiled in Marie Claire

She’s not lip-synching, break dancing, or completing the #UmbrellaChallenge. She’s not Loren Gray, Addison Easterling, or Charli D’Amelio. But Vanessa Pappas is TikTok’s secret weapon, and, as the social media company’s U.S. general manager, she’s leading the unequivocally popular—and controversial—app into a future unknown.



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