Kellie Kuzmuk    rpLab//Summer 2014

Kellie Kuzmuk

rpLab//Summer 2014

What did you do after your internship?

After interning I went to graduate school for my Master's in Psychology (emphasis on social psychology research).


What are you doing now? What's a day in the life?

I am now in Cincinnati working as a Program Manager at Cintrifuse, which is an organization that supports entrepreneurs by connecting the region’s high-potential, venture-backable startups to advice, talent, funding, and customers.


Did redpepper help in your personal growth (during or after your internship)? How so?

Yes, I absolutely loved interning at redpepper! My time at redpepper ignited my interest in applying the concepts I studying in my research to areas outside of academia. Connections from my time at redpepper also put the growing startup ecosystem in Cincy (#StartupCincy) on my radar, which (along with some other twists and turns along the way) lead to the role I am in today!


What things do you miss most about redpepper?

I definitely miss the unique, hard-working people at redpepper - they were a great bunch to work with!


Any advice for current and/or potential interns to get the full experience?

My advice would be to not be afraid to jump in. Try to challenge/stretch yourself - there is always something else to be done and going outside of your specific responsibilities to help out can go a long way in both helping your team and learning something new.