About Kate

Kate Kurka is currently an Advertising major with a minor in Marketing at Drake University, located in Des Moines, IA. 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.