Kyla Thorpe, MA

Chief Operating Officer

Email: kthorpe@fscdr.org

Phone: 9543973251

Biography

Kyla Thorpe graduated from the esteemed University of Miami with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with an Emphasis in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Science in Communication in Public Relations, with minors in journalism and entrepreneurship. A creative with a cosmopolitan mentality, she works in the exciting industries of wellness and healthcare.

Experience

  • Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research
    Chief Operating Officer
    Dec 2019 – Present
    Hollywood, FloridaCommunications Director
    May 2017 – Dec 2019
    Hollywood, Florida
    Oversees all official organization communication and maintains brand consistencyPublic Relations & Design Specialist
    Aug 2016 – May 2017
    Hollywood, FL
  • Attendee
    Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
    Jun 2017
    Cannes Area, France
    Expanded my creative consciousness
  • Public Relations Intern
    Durée & Company
    May 2016 – Jun 2016
    Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
    Developed social media content for clients for upcoming holidays, handled a budget for a grand opening event, clipped for media, posted events to calendars and created a business card for a client.
  • Communications Intern
    Fiera Milano Media
    Jun 2015 – Jul 2015
    Milano, Italy
    Created a social media plan to revitalize the company’s Twitter and LinkedIn pages. Posted daily articles to Reurope, a real estate magazine under the company. Most importantly, learned valuable intercultural communication skills with through interaction with the Italian culture as well as many others (Milan was the host for Expo 2015).
  • Public Relations Intern
    Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research
    Jan 2014 – May 2015
    Hollywood, FL
    Assisted in writing sponsorships, conducted interviews with nationally acclaimed doctors and wrote press releases and outreach letters to build the foundation’s community base.
  • Sales Representative
    Vector Marketing
    May 2014 – Sep 2014
    Hollywood, FL
    Sold $10,000 worth of merchandise and reached 3 promotions in two months through daily sales presentations.
  • Assistant
    Jeanne C. Wood, Esq.
    Jun 2012 – Jun 2013
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    Helped edit case decisions and performed office tasks such as: filing paperwork, creating invoices and keeping the case docket system up to date.

Education

  • University of Miami
    Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
  • University of Miami
    Bachelor of Science in Communication, Public Relations/Image Management
    Activities and Societies: PRSSA Eclipse Fashion Society
    Minors in journalism and entrepreneurship
  • The American University of Paris
    Fashion
    Took a class in summer 2014 called Paris Fashion: History and Contemporary Practice. Learned about the art and business of fashion and visited integral Paris fashion locations like Chanel’s original shop and the boutiques around the Grand Palais.
  • University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences
    Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Licenses & certifications

  • Illustrator CC Essential Training
    Issuing authority Lynda.com
  • Developing Brand Identity Collateral
    Issuing authority Lynda.com
  • Designing with Grids in InDesign
    Issuing authority Lynda.com
  • Photoshop CC 2015 One-on-One: Fundamentals
    Issuing authority Lynda.com
  • Illustrator CC 2015 One-on-One: Fundamentals
    Issuing authority Lynda.com
  • InDesign CC Essential Training (2015)
    Issuing authority Lynda.com
  • Fashion PR Confidential – NYC Workshop series teaching the ins and outs of Fashion PR
    Issuing authority Danika Daly Public Relations