Communication Studies Alumni

Katie Scally '11

Account Executive, Storefront Political Media

Katie Scally approved"The values I learned at UP in influenced my career. I felt I was called to do something for the betterment of society, and where I work allows me to support those who are trying to make a difference locally and nationally.

For three years, I worked in the San Jose mayor’s office supporting economic development, budget policy initiatives,
and managing the mayor’s social media accounts. That experience prepared me well to join the team at Storefront Political Media in San Francisco in September 2017. We work for a variety of progressive candidates, causes, and worker’s groups. Public service, particularly at the local level, is inspiring to me because it is about ordinary people taking extraordinary action together. I feel that my new position fits well with that ethos.

As an undergraduate student, I took part in a variety of opportunities, including the Washington Semester Program, where I interned on Capitol Hill in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office. I also became the ASUP vice president my senior year. This taught me about the importance of leadership, the good that can come from working with others, and that individuals can make a difference in their own community.

These experiences, my political science and communication classes, and the values at UP in influence what I do today and what I want to do in the future."