Hello! My name is Mary-Kate Burkert, and I am the newest member of the On Pitch team. I am a Des Moines native currently attending Iowa State University and working towards a journalism and mass communication major with an emphasis in public relations and an event management minor. I am eager to use my experiences and knowledge to increase musical awareness in the 515 area.
My passion for the PR field really took off my freshman year of college and has amplified ever since. I dove into both on and off-campus leadership roles pertaining to my academic interests. I have thoroughly enjoyed being on Dance Marathon’s public relations committee and being PR executive chair for both Blood Drive 2012 and Homecoming Central. I have gained experience working solo and with a team as a student ambassador for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and as a news reporter for the Iowa State Daily. I give credit to the Greek Relations Executive Council for strengthening my writing abilities with our monthly publication of Letters-a magazine, intended to update the entire Greek community at Iowa State.
Looking to the future, I hope my experiences this summer with On Pitch will enhance my confidence in carrying out any and all public relations, marketing and social media assignments necessary to guarantee success. I am looking forward to benefitting the city I hold closest to my heart and am excited to learn about the ever-evolving music scene. Soaking up wisdom from Jill and Hillary will definitely make for a fun-filled and educational summer!
Feel free to connect with me on social media (I love meeting new people):