'99 Journalism and Mass Communication
Associate Director of Communications
Kate joined the Alumni Association staff in November 2003 from ISU's department of residence. As associate director of communications she coordinates the Alumni Association's websites and social media; serves as editor of the ISU News Flash electronic newsletter; and assists with other communications to Alumni Association members, including VISIONS magazine.
Hometown: Waterloo, Iowa
Favorite ISU tradition: Hilton Magic
Favorite food: Brunch
What I like about my job: I get the opportunity to write about something I love: my alma mater.
In my spare time, I like to: read, cook, entertain, kayak, listen to podcasts, explore historic homes, practice yoga, volunteer, and follow college sports (especially ISU!)
Something unique that most people don't know about me: I have the "Dr. Seuss gene." I once won a statewide poetry contest for a goofy rhyming poem I wrote about pizza, and I have written several light-hearted rhyming stories, poems, and greeting cards over the years.
The Iowa State University Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)3, self-governing organization charged with the mission of engaging the talents and resources of alumni, students, and friends in the life, work, and aspiration of Iowa State University. Our vision is to become the lifetime partner in engaging all alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University.