Jessica Katz, M.A. (CEO and Founder)
Jessica Katz brings a wealth of experience to the field of public relations. A native New Yorker, Katz is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Public Relations/Advertising. She continued her higher education at UCF and obtained a Master of Arts in Communication while balancing full-time employment with the university. In 2007, Katz was promoted to the Student Union as an Event Planner and Marketing Coordinator. Her alma mater is currently the second largest university in the nation and the position had her coordinating events with hundreds of university student organizations and departments. Katz was also responsible for branding as well as single-handedly overhauling the website and social media presence for the department. Wanting to pursue her passion in Public Relations, Katz relocated to Los Angeles and quickly landed a position with a boutique agency. When the opportunity arose to work independently, she took the challenge head on and opened her own agency in September 2011. Her reputation and integrity have made her a force within the industry ever since.
Melanie DuPont (Vice President of Talent Relations)
Melanie DuPont earned a Masters Degree from the University of Georgia in May 2011. Her interest in writing and entertainment led her to explore the field of public relations after college. Knowing that DuPont was an excellent student, hard worker, and talented writer, Katz offered her a position when the agency formed. She was promoted to Vice President of Talent Relations in 2018.
Monica Rosales (Assistant)
Monica Rosales earned her Bachelors Degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Business Administration from California State University San Bernardino in 2017. While studying at CSUSB, Rosales had the opportunity to intern with the agency and was offered the opportunity to join the team after graduation. With her passion for public relations and hard work, she is excited to bring her skills to Katz PR.
Sara Zaghi (Assistant)
Sara Zaghi is a junior at UCLA, where she is majoring in Communication Studies. After interning with Katz PR in summer 2015, she stayed on as an assistant. She hopes to continue gaining valuable experience and learning about the entertainment industry.