Immediate Past President
Ashleigh Kathryn, immediate past president, is a graduate from the University of South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Arts in mass communications with a concentration in public relations. She also completed certificates in visualization & design and undergraduate business. Kathryn currently attends the University of Florida for her Master of Arts in Mass Communication to further her professional development.
She is an aspiring storyteller and has a passion for the entertainment industry. Kathryn will be fulfilling this passion at the happiest place on earth through a professional internship with Walt Disney World.
Kathryn joined PRSSA in Spring 2016 as a national member. She increased her role in PRSSA in the following fall by not only becoming an active member in KnoBull, USF’s student-run firm but by also attending the 2016 PRSSA National Conference. This conference opened her eyes to new possibilities and motivated her to run for the position of Firm Director in KnoBull. Though her time was short with KnoBull, she quickly jumped into her national role on the 2017-2018 PRSSA National Committee.
Kathryn was re-elected to this position at the 2018 National Assembly. She was then selected to fill the 2018-2019 National President role in December 2018. Kathryn now serves as the immediate past president on the 2019-2020 National Committee
In her off time, she is a big film/tv buff and particularly favors those shows and movies made in the 90’s. She aspires to work on the next Dawson’s Creek or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
“The question isn’t what are we going to do. The question is what aren’t we going to do.”- Ferris, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
“It’s not the broken dreams that break us. It’s the ones we don’t dare to dream.”- Will Schuester, Glee