Who we are

Kathryn O'Connor

Student Coordinator


Fueled by carbs and compassion, Kathryn O’Connor (she/her) starts each day looking for creative ways to support her clients and co-workers. As Student Coordinator for Piper & Gold Public Relations, Kathryn takes pride in her ready-to-learn approach to her work, focusing on compelling storytelling, inclusivity and empowerment.

Kathryn is motivated by projects that inspire community innovation, and she’s proud of her empathy-based approach to meeting project challenges. As a student, Kathryn embraces learning opportunities that push her beyond her comfort zone and help her contribute to a positive working environment.

Kathryn is a senior at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, majoring in journalism and media communications. She’s the vice president of Omaha’s PRSSA chapter and contributes to The Gateway, the school’s newspaper.

A smalltown Georgia native, Kathryn swapped peaches for corn and now calls Omaha, Nebraska, home. Outside of P&G, you can find her reading young adult romance in a cafe pretending to like coffee or planning her New York Times bestselling novel.


  • Earned three Paper Anvil awards including Best in Show from the PRSA Nebraska chapter for the collaborative campaign “Humility Not Hostility,” designed to help combat incivility in the workplace.
  • Earned local media coverage for the Smart Gen Society, a research-based preventative and proactive education program to help counteract the negative implications of a society immersed in technologies with a lack of resources and education to safely manage them.
  • Boosted social media engagement for the Smart Gen Society by more than 90% in six months on Facebook and Instagram.