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Katie Kurutz '99


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Los Angeles, CA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Cognitive Science/Music

Current Company:

First 5 LA

Current Position:

Communications Specialist

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Glee Club

Secondary Schooling:


Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

Early Grey Tea with milk and honey

Best Oxy Class:

all Cog Sci classes taught by Gail Gottfried

Groups I Identify With:

Students interested in non-profits, public health, child development and communications.


I'm a Los Angeles native, and a proud Oxy Grad. I've been in the field of children and families for 20+ years. I've been at First 5 LA for 15 + years. I believe that supporting young children can go a long was in making a better society, and have spent my career amplifying that message.

Career Advice:

Workplaces are more than just output - it's how you present yourself and network with your colleagues and superiors. Being liked is important in an office, and confidence and charisma can go a long way in making your work stand out.

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