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Ciara Benko

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Lives In

New York, NY


  • University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)


  • Plants
  • Home Décor
  • Ciara is a Vice President at a creative PR firm, specializing in brand strategy, media relations, and copywriting across industries, including food & beverage, beer & spirits and home décor.
  • In 2019, she created “The Jungle Upstairs” on Instagram and YouTube, which has grown into an incredible community of plant-lovers who come together to share their houseplant successes, woes, and swap non-judgmental plant advice. 
  • She has been covered in publications including The Spruce, Domino, Apartment Therapy, PopSugar, and more.


Ciara is a contributor at MyDomaine, covering all things plant-related. She currently works at Praytell, a creative communications agency based out of Brooklyn. When she’s not overseeing brand strategy for a swath of diverse clients, you can find her tending to her indoor jungle, and sharing her tips & tricks on Instagram and YouTube.       


Ciara graduated from UCSB in 2010 with a B.A. in Global Studies and a minor in Spanish.  

About MyDomaine

MyDomaine, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is the only design-forward, digital-first home site that shares highly-curated content for everyday décor enthusiasts and industry professionals alike. We're constantly working to bring you practical tips, original news, breakout trends, and inspiration within the home and design space, all backed by experts. We do so by meeting with interior designers, connecting with the heads of your favorite brands, attending leading design events, and joining forces with industry authorities. MyDomaine reaches 3 million users each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.

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