Kathryn Roberts

Kathryn joined CDR Studio full time in April 2018 as the Director of Business Development, but her relationship with the firm dates back more than 20 years as a freelance special-projects manager. Her current role includes corporate outreach, communications and marketing.

Kathryn graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1992. She spent her early career as a writer and editor for the building and construction trade press, focusing on energy efficiency and sustainable design. She went on to work for Chicago's largest Hispanic-based, nonprofit, grassroots community group, where she oversaw media relations and print communications. She parlayed that experience into a successful freelance career providing writing, editing and desktop-publishing expertise to a diverse group of clients, including government officials, commercial businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups. Most recently, she spent 14 years working for Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, serving as their Webmaster and Bulletin Editor.