At Work and Play, Creativity's a Constant for Music Alum

Katie Puccio '15
Katie Puccio '15

In need of more creativity in her career, Katie Puccio ’15 took a job as social media coordinator at Stink Studios, a global company that creates digital content for clients in advertising, entertainment, music, and the arts. Now Puccio is creative on an impressive scale.

 “I manage the various social media accounts for our offices around the world — in New York, L.A., London, Paris, Shanghai, and Berlin. In addition to running all of the social, I write the blogs and case studies that go up on the website, handle award submissions, and work on internal communications,” Puccio explains.

She’s creative, too, through music, a lifelong passion and her major at Hamilton. Puccio is a vocalist, a soprano. 

“Music, especially singing, is something that had always played a major role in my life – singing in school and church choirs, solo performances, lessons, etcetera – but learning about music in an academic setting changed the way I thought about myself as a scholar,” she says. “Studying music was the first time in my academic career I felt fully invested in what I was learning. Because I am prone to experiencing deeply visceral reactions to music, the stakes always seemed much higher to gain mastery of what I was learning than in other subjects.”

She recently performed Verdi's Requiem with the Hamilton College Masterworks Chorale, and she’s been preparing for auditions, tuning her skills. She still works with Lauralyn Kolb, a Hamilton lecturer in music with whom she met her sophomore year. Kolb has had a profound influence on her life.

Puccio recently took on another creative venture. “I'm also launching a newsletter to promote the stories of women and nonbinary folks in the creative industry called Desk Lunch,” she says.

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