About Kate

Kate Kurka is currently the Assistant Editor for Parenting.com. She graduated from Drake University, located in Des Moines, IA in December 2017 with a Bachelors of Art in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in Advertising and a minor in Marketing. She originally reigns from the northwest Chicago suburb of Woodstock, Illinois. In her free time you can find Kate volunteering at the local animal shelter, taking a Buzzfeed quiz, or hunting down food trucks in search of the perfect taco. One day Kate hopes to "flip" a historical home back to its natural beauty. Kate loves home improvement shows, music (especially Bruce Springsteen), and ice cream.

Kate's Experience

Drake Advertising Club

Kate is a founding member of Drake's Advertising Club and has served as secretary and as interim Account Executive for Drake's full-service ad agency, DU Ad-Vantage.

In her time at Drake, Kate has worked on campaigns for a diverse selection of clients such as; The Des Moines Playhouse, Pingora Outdoors, and the National Pork Board.

Photo and Video

Kate has worked as a photographer for 2 award winning publications; Drake University's student-run newspaper, The Times Delphic, as well as The Annual. She also has worked on various video projects and has produced multiple video campaigns.