Catherine Quirk

IMG 5407 copy smallCatherine Quirk works as the Director of Public Relations for the Armed Services YMCA San Diego, a non-profit that makes military life easier for local active duty service members and their loved ones. At the ASYMCA, Catherine manages organization-wide media relations, often serving as the agency spokesperson, while maintaining multimedia platforms such as website and social media accounts. Catherine also executes large-scale fundraising events and engineers marketing campaigns, such as the first-ever membership drive that garnered 10,000 members of military families in less than five months.

Recently, Catherine has been selected to be a part of the North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) Young Professionals Class of 2014. As an Orange County native, Catherine pre­vi­ously served as the Community Service Event Specialist for the City of Fullerton Parks & Recreation.

Catherine earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Uni­ver­sity of San Diego. During college, she also studied abroad in Guadalajara at ITESO Universidad where she volunteered at a children’s orphanage. Additional international volunteerism sparked a passion for youth development and education.

Catherine has called San Diego home for over 6 years and enjoys the eclectic energy of the city. She can often be found near the beach with her rescue dog.

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