My name is Kathryn Leahy and I’m an alumna of the University of South Florida. I have my B.A. in mass communications with a focus in public relations. The PR field has interested me ever since seeing Samantha Jones on Sex and the City and since then has seemed more and more like the right career path for me.
I have a long history in theatre, which has helped me immensely in my public relations schooling and learning. Much of public relations is about just what the name implies- relating to the public and being that person who can communicate a company’s mission and goals to media, potential partners and sponsors, the public, and more.
My main focus for the past few years has been social media. Social media is its own beast that changes on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. There is never a dull moment when dealing with social media as I am always keeping up with the latest and greatest tools and trends.
I can’t imagine doing anything more similar to who I am than public relations. Here’s to the PR industry and let’s hope they’re ready for me! Cheers!
“Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.” -Marilyn Monroe