A tech-savvy and an old soul at heart- Riane Capalad was born in Saipan, the largest in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and raised in the Philippines. After college, she moved back to Saipan and lived a beautiful island life. Her simple yet sociable personality upholds the values of a strong communicator and an active listener. As a little girl, she has always been a storyteller, which inspired her to keep moving forward in life. She loves to travel (even deep down in the ocean), eat chicken tikka masala with peshwari naan bread, and explore the jungle!

She is a writer, video producer, and content strategist for digital, print, and production. Her experiences in advertising led her to understand the technical and creative process of producing compelling and meaningful content. Anything within the orbit of creativity, lifestyle, and culture will make her write nonstop. She is also proud to be a MAIP 2022 fellow. Previously, Riane was the editorial intern for Oprah Daily (Hearst Magazines) and worked at Marianas Variety, Micronesia’s leading newspaper since 1972.  She also freelanced as a Video Director for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Government Council of Economic Affairs to launch the "Together We Can" campaign program. 

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in multimedia arts and communication in 2018. At present, she is finishing a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication at the University of Delaware. Riane is a Filipina Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) born in Saipan, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). She’s a certified scuba diver, and her love language is sunset. When she’s not working, she’s either running, journaling, or planning her next trip to who knows where!


AB Multi-Media Arts

Major in Communication

Malayan Colleges Laguna


MA Strategic Communication 

University of Delaware


A writer, video producer, and content strategist whose purpose and intention is to understand and tell stories that get traction, prompt discussion, and spark powerful emotions—even smiles!


The One Club Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) Creative ​Fellow of the Year Winner





Editorial intern
at Oprah Daily

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Maip Alumni 2022

Freelance Campaign
video director

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Associate video producer

advertising representative


Story labs intern