Deana Saukam is a communications professional, cross-cultural ambassador and world traveler. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas and when she is not traveling the globe, she divides her time between Los Angeles and Austin. Her experience includes food and travel writing and photography, owning and operating restaurants, managing chefs, public relations, social media, and events. Her interests include food, travel, shopping, art, architecture, dining, and one-of-a-kind experiences. In one word: adventure. As an avid traveler, Deana never misses an opportunity to immerse herself into a destination and all it has to offer. Her travels have led to rich culinary experiences that rival many top chefs. Her robust following on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook highlight her adventures around the world, feasting on everything from Thai-spiced grasshoppers, Parisian éclairs, fresh-caught fish from Tsukiji in Tokyo, to Maldivian egg curry in the Maldives. Deana’s fashion degree also gives her a unique view on a variety of other arenas such as clothing design to architecture to art.
Deana has been featured in Glamour, Food & Wine, Esquire, Southern Living, Tribeza, Austin Way Magazine, Austin Monthly, CamilleStyles.com, StyleBistro.com, TasteTalks.com and many other food, travel and fashion publications. With more than 26k followers, her Instagram feed, @faimfatale, and social media feeds have been named one of the “must follow” accounts in numerous publications including Food & Wine, Food Republic, Thrillist, LA Confidential, Austin Monthly and Worldwide Traveller. Deana has been invited to share her influential food and travel adventures through Instagram “take-overs” for Williams-Sonoma, Food Republic and National Geographic, among others. Deana was a keynote speaker at the Texas Women’s Conference in 2015 on social media, branding and marketing, and was also awarded an “Asian Image Award” from the Asian American Resource Center which honoring inspiring and creative entrepreneurs in the Austin Asian community. Southern Living, Tribeza and StyleCaster’s have all named Deana one of the “Austin’s Most Stylish.”
Deana’s travel and food experience as well as her expertise in public relations, social media, events marketing, writing and photography make her the perfect fit for Instagram takeovers, mentions, partnerships, as well as PR, media, marketing, and branding opportunities. She is also accepting spokesperson opportunities and partnerships on a case-by-case basis.