Kate is currently an MS student in the Digital Innovation in Marketing program at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Kate attended Rowan University for undergrad and graduated in 2012. “I started college at a community college then went to Rowan for undergrad but I graduated a year late because I changed my major three times.” She graduated with a major in advertising.
She currently works at CMI Media in Cherry Hill, NJ as a Digital Ad Ops Specialist, working with pharmaceutical brands. She started at CMI in June 2016. Previously, she worked at the Advertising Specialty Institute as an Electronic Advertising Coordinator for three years after graduating college. When asked what her plans are after she graduates from her master’s program, Kate said, “I want to gain some more experience in my current role for a couple years and eventually become a professor. I would like to teach advertising which is why I did the program. I am hoping this will help me advance at my job and when I am ready and have enough knowledge to bring to the real world, I will do that.”
In her free time, Kate likes to travel and go to the beach. She is planning on going to Jamaica for her honeymoon. Last March, she also traveled to Japan with her fiancée. “It was a really cool experience.” The next place she wants to visit is Germany for Oktoberfest. Kate likes to visit Ocean City, New Jersey for family beach trips. “I enjoy paddle boarding on the bay. It is my favorite thing to do at the beach.”
Kate loves animals. “I think my favorite part of Japan was seeing the snow monkeys in their natural habitat. I am a huge animal lover so monkeys were my favorite part. Every time I go on vacation, I go to zoos.” Kate is also fond of her family’s dogs. “My parents have a Bichon named Yankee. I was there when she was a puppy. I feel obligated to her. We got a second dog and we named her after my mom’s favorite store, Macy’s. Her American Kennel Club name is Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” Kate is planning on being a dog owner herself soon. “I want to adopt a dog from Hurricane Harvey but my husband won’t let me. I want to get an Italian type of dog. It is a medium-size dog called a Lagotto Romagnolo. I want to name him or her Ravioli.”
Kate will be getting married this May on Cinco De Mayo at a yacht club in Delran, New Jersey. She is planning on learning to salsa dance for the wedding. “We want to learn to salsa. It would be awesome. I am not sure with my dress if I just can walk in it or salsa in it.” Kate also says there will be margaritas and French fries served, which is her favorite food. “I am having a French fry bar at my wedding with toppings, instead of a mashed potato bar.”