Over the last 10 years, no other alum has devoted more time and energy to the Ayala School than Katherine Hills. Like many of our alumni, she took the knowledge and discipline that was developed here into a non-traditional career track for a bio major by becoming a marketing executive and expert. Katherine began her career after graduation 1983, working as a business and marketing professional in over 40 countries before establishing Krush Creative Group, a full-service marketing, advertising, design, and event planning agency, in 2005.
It is easy to assume that running the day-to-day operations of a company would leave one with little energy for outside activities. But Katherine has devoted many hours to both the Ayala School and campus over the years. As a dedicated alum,, she has served on the Dean’s Leadership Council, has been a regular Bio 3B guest speaker, is a founding member and the chair of the Ayala School Alumni Club and serves as our voting representative with the UCI Alumni Association. Katherine has also generously donated time and talent in the creation of the Ayala School’s website revision in 2012, as well as the design and management of several of our school centers’ web pages. In recognition of this service and dedication, she was honored with UCI Alumni Association’s Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Alumnus Award for the School of Biological Sciences in 2011.
The Ayala School and the campus are fortunate to have such an outstanding volunteer and advocate. The Ayala School looks forward to its brilliant future with alums like Katherine championing our cause.