Matthew Krumholtz, *15 (ENG)

Founder & CEO, MK Impact

I received my PhD in 2015 from Princeton’s English department, where my research focused on narrative strategies invented over the last century and used to fuel social and cultural movements–from the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Movement. I wanted to put that body of research into practice, and I launched MK Impact, my social impact consulting firm, that same year. Through my consulting practice, I work with mission–driven organizations to amplify their reach and influence. As an example, I worked for several years at HuffPost, where I helped to build the Impact division, an innovation hub in the newsroom that secured philanthropic funding to develop editorial projects focused on social and economic justice.

"Since my time at Princeton, I’ve sought to continue building collaborations across multidisciplinary environments and bringing the resources of humanities knowledge and methods to social sector organizations that are working to drive positive change.

I think the GradFUTURES program is a great way to learn about new career horizons, and I'm excited to share my experiences and perspective as part of this important program.

What advice do you have for current graduate students regarding their
professional development?

I recommend connecting with alums who are working across a variety of sectors to learn about possibilities for applying the skills you've developed through your doctoral work."

Yes, I am open to being contacted by a Princeton Graduate Student for an informational interview!

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