headshotBorn and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, I arrived in Knoxville to begin my undergraduate career at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2006. I earned my Bachelors of Science in communication in December 2010. I majored in public relations and minored in business administration. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Science in communication from UT while working in the Office of Communications and Marketing on campus.

My professional interests include higher education communications with a focus on the use of digital communication to reach specific audiences.

In my role as coordinator for student communications, I plan and execute various communications initiatives for campus departments and units to the more than 27,000 students and other campus stakeholders.I am also a member of the university’s social media team and assist our event staff with the promotion of and execution of campus events.

Before arriving back on campus to work at UT, I worked at Visit Knoxville (Knoxville Convention & Visitor Bureau). I served as a communications manager and web communications manager.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching reality TV, pinning ideas on Pinterest, and hanging out with my dog Winnie and my cat Mo.

Want to connect to talk about higher ed communications? Email me at ksaxon@utk.edu or follow me on Twitter (@kpsaxon)!