Business Engagement Manager
Kat Malek-Hood joined Futures and Options in February 2018 as the Business Engagement Manager. In this role, Kat manages the expansion of Futures and Options' network of business partners, which provide the investment, support, and workplace opportunities that allow Futures and Options to run its youth career development programs, including Career Essentials and the Internship Program.
Prior to joining Futures and Options, Kat worked at NBCUniversal in Ad Sales and Corporate Social Responsibility. During her time with the Corporate Social Responsibility team, Kat contributed to the development of the 'Erase the Hate' campaign that launched in 2018 across all of NBCUniversal's cable networks, and focused on positively impacting the social issues in this country. Prior to NBCU, Kat worked for Senator Gillibrand, connecting constituents to critical government programs and services. Kat earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from New York University with a focus in Anthropology. Kat is very passionate about developing high-quality internship opportunities for our students and our supervisors, as well as providing businesses with a pipeline to NYC's ambitious young talent.