Alumni Spotlight

Kimberly Kalb '99

Head of Marketing at Houseparty
 
Tell us a little about what you do at Houseparty:
I run marketing which means I'm responsible for introducing Houseparty to new people, keeping our existing users engaged with our product and building and maintaining our brand. My team is also responsible for user support and trust & safety. We answer people's questions, help fix their problems, and do everything we can to keep people safe when they're video chatting on Houseparty.
 
How did you get involved in Marketing? 
I went to Wharton for my undergraduate degree where I was exposed to all different facets of business. I knew I wanted to work in television and I was drawn to the storytelling aspects of marketing. I graduated and got my first job at NBC doing TV marketing and I've grown my career from there.
 
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
The day that Houseparty hit the top of the charts in the App Store! We built Houseparty and worked to build traction through word of mouth and it was so rewarding to see the app catapult to number one.
 
How did JTD help you get to where you are today? 
JTD laid the foundation for my education and got me excited about learning. I learned that I loved problem-solving in my math classes and reading stories in my English classes.
 
What is your favorite memory of JTD? 
I was a big fan of Music for Lunch Bunch. My friends and I loved to choreograph dances to different songs and perform them in front of the school. Our best ones were the Spice Girls!
 
Do you have any advice for current Greyhounds or young alumni?
Don't be afraid to explore your passions. I really loved math and that led me to take a lot of advanced math classes in high school and focus on business in college. You should find what makes you happy!
 
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