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Rusty Dornin

Dir. Marketing & Communications

Rusty Dornin

An award winning journalist with nearly 30 years experience in radio and television, Rusty spent more than half her career as a CNN correspondent. At Kauffman Fellows, Rusty oversees communications, marketing, video production, social media, and media strategy and helps build brand awareness for the premiere international program. A big believer in the art of storytelling, she helps Fellows tell their unique stories and build their own brand awareness.

Rusty was previously Vice President of Operations and Production for the Kauffman Fellows Academy, managing and producing online classes on entrepreneurship. She was a partner at NewsReadyNow, a media training and video production company, and was part of the founding team for NewsCertified Exchange, a site linking journalists with experts.

She graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in anthropology and geography, but never fulfilled her dream of becoming an anthropologist. She lives in Mill Valley with her husband and loves to spend her time outdoors hiking and skiing.