My name is Katie Kurylo and I am a graduate of Slippery Rock University.
I hold a B.S. in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. While at SRU, I was president of PRSSA for a semester and loved overseeing the group's work in our student-based PR firm, Rock PRoductions.
I interned at the Allegheny Department of Human Services as a website administrator. I worked daily with the Content Management System that organizes DHS' site. I was also an integral member of the team that crafted a social media campaign to augment the traditional media for one of DHS' fundraising events, Candidates' Comedy Night. I was a part of DHS' first "twitter-view", an interview organized completely over Twitter, with the headlining act of a fundraising concert, Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root.
More recently, I designed and manage a website for a local American-Italian cafe, CC's Cafe. I also interned and then became a part of the staff at Animal Friends, a premier companion animal resource center located north of Pittsburgh.
A large part of my job there is to design and create flyers, web content and social media posts. I am a frequent writer for their blog and was the founder of Animal Friends' Pinterest page and Instagram account (@animal_friendsinc), which under my guide, has grown to nearly 1,000 followers in one year.
I am also the Editor-in-Chief of Animal Friends' bi-monthly newsletter, the Petsburgh Press, which is delievered to 23,000 homes 5 times a year.