The Fantastic Four: New Faces Join The SI Team

August 26th, 2015 by Search Influence Alumni

This August, Search Influence welcomes its four newest Influencers to the team!


Andrew Shepherd – Junior Account Associate

Andy graduated from Tulane University in May of 2014 with a degree in political science and Spanish. After a year of serving as an AmeriCorps member in his hometown of Birmingham, AL, Andy is very excited to be back working in New Orleans at Search Influence. During his spare time, Andy enjoys cooking, running, and trying new restaurants and bars around the city.

Caroline Ainsworth – Junior Account Associate

Caroline is from Baton Rouge and recently graduated from LSU with a degree in public relations. During her time at LSU, she was an avid football fan and involved in her sorority, Chi Omega. She also worked in social media and blogging for the Old Governor’s Mansion, where she got to meet Fat Amy during the filming of Pitch Perfect 2! Her hobbies include traveling, pinning quotes, Mad Men marathons, watching Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and spending time with her great dane, Lucy. She just made New Orleans her permanent home, and she is so excited to be joining the Search Influence team!

Kayla Goforth – Junior Graphic Designer

Kayla grew up in Elon, North Carolina and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in May. She just moved to New Orleans with her huge fluffy cat (appropriately named Toulouse), and she loves the historic architecture and general sense of community already. She’s been dancing since she could walk and hopes to one day dance with one of the many talented local dance krewes in a Mardi Gras parade!

Stephanie Burnison – Junior Account Associate

Stephanie is originally from Southern California. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in May with a degree in marketing and a minor in legal studies. While at Loyola, she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority, where she served on the Executive Board for all four years culminating in serving as president. She is an animal fanatic and has a huge heart for rescuing any animal she can. Currently, she has three dogs (an ex-racing greyhound, poodle, and pit bull puppy) and a very fat cat. She is OBSESSED with making them famous via their own Instagram account @nolarescues. She’s a One Direction and Starbucks enthusiast and is related to the Kardashians.

Welcome, Andy, Caroline, Kayla, and Stephanie! We look forward to seeing all the great things you will accomplish!