You can’t box in Jenna Zeledon, even if she’s into corrugated packaging.
Zeledon, 25, is office coordinator at Square Peg Packaging and Printing, which helps develop marketing and packaging solutions for many San Diego craft brewers. She said she got into her field because she loved project-based work.
“We’re a dynamic, passionate company that blends both printing and packaging needs for a diverse pool of clients along with some major players in the craft beer industry,” she said.
“Being part of a company that is experiencing such rapid growth (we have been on the national Inc. Magazine list of fastest growing private companies for two years running!) has been an incredible experience and I feel blessed to be part of it all.”
But she’s been a project success for years.
in college, Zeledon contributed to creation of the Santa Ana Farmers Market, and was involved with the property-based improvement district for the downtown Village in La Mesa. She also is active in community cleanups and soup kitchens.
Inspired by her parents and cousin, Zeledon said she has the “pay it forward” attitude.
Advice for young people:
“I think the best advice I can give is to never be afraid to try something new—chances are you may stumble on something you’ll learn to love. I started my first day at Square Peg not knowing that a cardboard box is really called a corrugated box (cardboard is no longer a word in my vocabulary) nor did I realize the complexity of a print job that goes unnoticed to the untrained eye. Ask questions, learn from mistakes and always try to go throughout your day with grace and a passion for whatever you’re doing.”