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Katie Cardenas

Katie Cardenas

Communication Associate

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Washington, DC, Other




“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Steve Jobs

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Advisory Associate - Communication & Change Management

Create and implement change management and communication strategies for client’s technology initiatives. Develop stakeholder analysis, change impact assessments, and strategic communications plans to augment awareness and understanding of programs for client’s 400+ stakeholders. Lead marketing, branding, and graphic design activities to develop user outreach and training materials (newsletters, presentations, reference guides, videos, infographics, custom logos/images, etc.). Build relationships with business owners and stakeholders to evaluate user needs, design custom messaging, and identify high-impact communication vehicles and multimedia channels.

Provide project management and business process reengineering support for technology projects (Sharepoint communities, Qlikview data analytics, and automated workflows). Collect community requirements, document business processes (Visio), and formulate pilot team implementation strategies. Manage project tasks, objectives, and timelines; align initiative activities to change management and outreach events.

Career medium 04
Career medium 03

Public Broadcasting Service

Temporary Corporate Communication Coordinator

Managed VP's daily schedule and planned 4 weekly departmental meetings. Answered press calls, compiled press clips, directed media requests, and updated mailing lists. Assisted with all information requests from the Communication department. Coordinated department's budget, including invoice and expense report processing.


Smithsonian Institution

Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Editorial Intern

Aided with the communication and event management efforts for the AIDS Memorial Quilt with The NAMES Project Foundation during the 2012 Folklife Festival. Wrote festival analysis/program reviews and crafted message content for web publication and multimedia promotion. Assisted with on-site set-up and maintenance of festival on the National Mall along with participants from over 10 different countries.

Career medium 06
Career medium 04

Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Public Programs Intern

Assisted education staff and artists with community campaigns for 5 public programs. Created brochures and programs guides for 3 exhibitions. Contacted local artists for workshops, edited documents for press releases, suggested topics for future events, and performed background research. Provided technical assistance for museum functions.


Vanderbilt University

Student Ambassador, Global Education Office

Advised and mentored students about study abroad opportunities.

Career medium 04

Vanderbilt University

Curator's Assistant, Department of Art History

Organized and assisted in the maintenance of entire art historical collection during the university's transition to digital images. Contributed to categorization of 4 online collections/catalogs. Planned events for art history department and students.


Law Offices of Mounger and Campbell

Legal Intern

Collaborated with attorneys to produce legal memos, briefs, and press releases. Assisted in research and office administration.

University of Pompeu Fabra

Studies in Spanish Language and European Culture

Celas Mayas

Studies in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture

Vanderbilt University

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology; Medicine, Health, and Society; Spanish

Taylor High School