Kathryn Hurd

Class of 2021

I see journalism as an opportunity to explore the unknown, the uncomfortable, and the often unfamiliar worlds that surround us. I push my limits by writing about topics that fascinate me. Whether I’m addressing niche hobbies or analyzing growing activist movements – putting words to broader, developing trends is a passion of mine.

I received a B.A. in Politics & International Affairs from Wake Forest University. During my time at Wake, I served as a President’s Aide, a Global Abroad Ambassador, and wrote for the online publication “The Odyssey.” While writing for The Odyssey, my primary focus was on the immense wealth discrepancy between the sacrosanct Wake Forest campus and the surrounding Winston-Salem community.

I have professional experience across a variety of industries, including law, journalism, and public relations. While in college, I was a summer intern in the Domestic Violence Unit at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. The following year, I worked as a newsroom and production intern for CNBC, chasing down local stories from the Uber scandal to the water pipe crisis in Oakland. I was a finalist for NBC’s News Associates program out of New York City, before deciding to attend graduate school.

For the past year, I’ve worked at two different PR agencies based in San Francisco: The OutCast Agency and Edelman. After some time in the professional world, I applied to Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism to pursue my true passion for multimedia journalism. My interests include writing, reporting, and filmmaking.

EDUCATION

  • Wake Forest University
    B.A. Politics & International Affairs, Sociology

EMPLOYERS

  • Edelman, Assistant Account Executive

  • The Outcast Agency, Associate

  • CNBC, Newsroom & Production Intern

  • Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, Domestic Violence Unit Intern