career spotlight

Karen Ní Bhroin Already considered a leading young conductor in her home country of Ireland, Karen Ní Bhroin came to Kent State in 2018 to pursue her master’s degree in orchestral conducting. For the past two years, she has studied with Dr. Jungho Kim, and she is the Graduate Assistant Conductor of the KSU Orchestra. Since her arrival, Karen has established...

Karen Ní Bhroin Conductor, performer, and educator. Victoria Petrak fills all of these roles while attending Kent State University. Here, she is pursuing her master’s degree in orchestral conducting with Dr. Jungho Kim. Concurrently, she teaches orchestra in the Shaker Heights school district and also works at summer music camps and festivals. She earned her...

Karen Ní Bhroin Family Pasta Night Sparks Fun Book Idea Class Year/Degree: Cory Tilson, 2010, Bachelor of Science in Advertising Laureen Tilson, 2011, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Alex Rodger, 2009, Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication Design  City: South Euclid, Ohio  Job Title:  Cory - Project Coordinator, Key Bank  Laureen - In-house...

Karen Ní Bhroin Making a Difference in Healthcare Lauren Malthaner, ’15, M.P.H. ’17 is a Research Associate at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She helps doctors analyze data collected from various patients and looks for trends to help prevent outbreaks of different illnesses. How has your time at Kent State helped you reach where you are in your...

Karen Ní Bhroin Craft Beer + Donuts = Success Class Year/Degree: 2004, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance City: Cleveland, Ohio Job Title: Co-Owner, Brewnuts After spending close to 10 years in corporate America, John traded in the shirt and tie for an apron and hair/beard net. In the Fall of 2013, John and his wife Shelley, created Brewnuts, soon to...

Karen Ní Bhroin Class Year/Degree: 2016, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design City: New York, New York Job Title: CFDA Innovation Fellow, Kenneth Cole Production Kara Kroeger, ’16, works on design concept and branding within Design Services of Kenneth Cole Production. Kroeger is responsible for developing concepts for collections under the brand’s...

Karen Ní Bhroin Turning a Passion Into a Career Class Year/Degree: 2005, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations City: Rocky River, Ohio Job Title: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office  As a prosecuting attorney, Kira S. Kittoe-Krivosh, ’05,...