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Kyle K

- Research Program Mentor

MPA candidate at Cornell University


Brand marketing, digital marketing, project management, environmental sustainability


I recently attained my Master of Public Administration degree with a focus in Agriculture and Environmental Policy from Cornell University. I graduated with a double major in History and Environmental Policy from Duke University in 2014. I enrolled at Cornell after seven years in brand marketing in the private sector, and I continue mentoring in this space to this day. My business experience has taught me the necessity of storytelling, strong business and financial acumen, and digital media capabilities. I currently design urban agriculture curriculum for federal policymakers. In addition to studying policy and business, I enjoy cooking, playing guitar, traveling, and running with my dog. I've lived in seven states in the United States and abroad in England and Denmark. I love talking about others' experiences and look forward to connecting with you!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Launching a Media Brand

Building a media brand is a great way to garner visibility around your ideas an passions. Creating podcasts, blogs, and videos is a fun and fulfilling way to dig deeper into your interests, gives structure to learning in a creative way, and builds a portfolio to easily communicate your passion with others (including future employers and university admissions). For this project, we'll begin by studying some excellent examples of educational digital media and discussing how and why they are successful. From there, you will build a proposal for a media project and actually launch on at least one platform.

Exploring Local Agricultural Systems

Let's research how food gets to your plate and the impact of global and local agricultural systems. This research slide deck will allow you to communicate food systems impacts to an audience of peers. To build this presentation, you'll explore research papers but also interview local food systems advocates in local government and from farms in your area. This is a great way to learn about something we encounter multiple times a day (food!) that has deep global impacts that are often not obvious. This is a great project for anyone interested in food, the environment, or policy.


Work experience

Red Bull North America (2014 - 2021)
Senior Brand Marketing Manager


Duke University
BA Bachelor of Arts (2014)
History; Environmental Policy
Cornell University
MPA Master of Public Administration candidate
Public Administration

Completed Projects

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