UAB - Digital Media - KATIE TURPEN
Katie Turpen outside the UAB Mini Park


As Social Media Manager, Katie leads the university’s social media presence across multiple channels. Through strategic initiatives and collaborative efforts with other university units, she works to promote UAB and engage the community.

Katie earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from Presbyterian College and has a M.A. in Communications from the University of Alabama. She began her career writing for local newspapers and magazines before transitioning into the realm of social media marketing where she regularly draws on her creative storytelling skillset.

Katie’s interests include reading memoirs, writing short stories, catching local concerts, and eating her way through Birmingham's growing food scene.