Drake University

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Class of December 2017


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication

Major in Advertising

Minor in Marketing



Secretary of Drake Advertising Club. Secretary of National Residence Hall Honorary. Certificate of Business and Professional Communication Proficiency


Kate loves being behind a camera lens and worked for an award-winning Drake publication. However, her true passion is photographing her family and friends.


Kate has had the opportunity to serve in many leadership roles such as working as Store Supervisor at the local Scooters Coffee Co. and as a Director of live event production with Drake University's Creative Services.


Yelp Des Moines

Des Moines, IA
June 2017-December 2017
Marketing Intern

Produced content for social media outlets and blog

Developed, maintained, and evolved social media presence

Scheduled and coordinated special events

Secured featured stories for blogs and magazines

National Pork Board

Des Moines, IA
November 2016-August 2017

Created surveys and other quantitative studies to measure habits of millennials

Used market research to create effective campaign tactics and media plan

Wrote for various mediums such as print, web, and radio

Worked to determine a tone for overall campaign


From The Hip Photo

Denver, CO
June 2016-August 2016
Marketing Intern

Produced content for company’s media outlets

Developed and maintained company’s social media presence

Assisted with schedule and coordination of special events

Helped secure features on blogs and in magazines


The American Red Cross

Des Moines, IA
September 2016-March 2017
Public Relations and Communications Intern

Interview Red Cross “clients” and volunteers in-person and/or over the phone.

Take photos and video providing well-written captions.

Write short vignettes about Red Cross service delivery in Iowa.

Write press releases to announce or share information.

Post relevant, timely content on Iowa Red Cross social media channels

Drake University Creative Services

Des Moines, IA
August 2014- July 2016

Oversaw the artistic and technical elements of film production

Ensured individuals are working towards an identical vision for production

Produced live stream material

The Times Delphic

Des Moines, IA
September 2016-May 2017
Staff Photographer

Created visual images for creative, technical, and documentary use

Worked in different situations and locations to create the perfect image

Sought out appropriate photographic subjects for use in student publication 

Composed and edited photos for publication online and in print

Station 1 Records

Des Moines, IA
May 2015- January 2016

Communicated with program directors for artist promotion

Use social media to effectively promote upcoming events

Distributed promotional material throught Des Moines area

Assist in the planning and marketing of a live concert event


WFXF 103.9 The Fox

Crystal Lake, IL
May 2015-August 2015
Producer of The Garage

Informed listeners of each week's playlist by keeping the website updated and accurate

Effectively used social media to advertise upcoming shows

Updated podcast after every show for playback


WZSR Star 105.5

Crystal Lake, IL
May 2015-August 2015
Morning Show and Promotions Intern

• Assisted with production of Star morning show

Edited and created promotional audio

Assisted with live broadcasts

Created lively and engaging social media posts


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