Young Professional Profile #2

Kristin WoodMeet Kristin Wood:

Kristin works “where dreams come true.” As the Communication Specialist for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide Public Affairs, Kristin’s projects include launching and updating the Parks and Resort’s Web site and providing recommendations on how the segment can improve its new media efforts.

Some of Kristin’s most memorable experiences at her dream job with Disney include attending history-making events such as the opening of the Toy Story Mania! attraction and working on the Walt Disney Studios lot where she most recently attended a Lady Gaga performance during a taping of The View.

Prior to joining Disney, Kristin worked for Cook & Schmid, a San Diego-based public relations, marketing and advertising agency where she developed an informational calendar for which Cook & Schmid received a 2008 PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence.

Kristin is a second-generation San Diego State University graduate, and worked in the marketing and public relations department at Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa during school. There she promoted Loews’ Surf Dog Small Wave Competition, a charity event for Coronado, Calif. animal shelters for which Loews gained world-wide attention. She also worked for 944 Magazine where she assisted with coordinating the magazine’s special events at some of San Diego’s hottest night spots.

As Program Co-Chair for The Young Professionals of PRSA-LA, Kristin encourages young PR professionals to take full advantage of the fun and educational, real-life networking opportunities YP provides. Despite having grown up in a family full of educators, Kristin likes to remind her fellow young professionals of a quote from Paul Newman to Lee Iacocca after his car caught fire: “You can get straight A’s in marketing, and still flunk ordinary life.”

When Kristin isn’t working at the happiest place on earth, the San Diego native enjoys exploring the Los Angeles area with friends and family, kickboxing and playing piano.

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