Kate Hammond provides individual career advising for faculty spouses and partners who are seeking opportunities outside of academia, as well as postdoctoral research associates appointed to the ranks of postdoctoral research associate, postdoctoral research fellow, postgraduate research associate and associate research scholar.
Kate is a New Jersey native who returned to Princeton in 2018 after 6 years in Massachusetts where she worked at Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business as a Career Advisor. Prior to Babson she directed the entrepreneurship program at Smith College. Previously at Princeton, she was the Assistant Director of the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies.
Before switching gears to work in academia, she launched new products for American Express, led marketing at a technology startup, advised micro-credit recipients in The Gambia through VSO, and crafted public relations campaigns for Eli Lilly, Nabisco, Kodak, Warner Bros., Tyco Toys (now Mattel), Better Homes & Gardens, and Simon & Schuster. She began her career in radio as a reporter in Vienna, Austria and later the producer of Joan Rivers’ nationally syndicated radio show broadcast from NYC.
She received her BA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MBA in marketing from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.