Meet Courtney, one of our newest additions to the Lightswitch team!
Name: Courtney Kurhayez
Role: Marketing Intern
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Courtney’s love for stories has turned into an obsession for all things entertainment — from books, to movies, to music. She recently graduated from North Central College with a double major in Organizational Communication and Interactive Media Studies, and fills her spare time with reading and running her own book blog, playing drums and singing in her band, and recording new episodes of her podcast — all while binge-watching her favorite TV shows.
Get to know Courtney:
What was the last TV show you binge-watched?
The last show I binge-watched was Chicago Fire, and now I’m in the middle of watching Chicago PD.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Aside from binge-watching the aforementioned shows, I love reading and run my own book blog for young and new adult books, sing and play drums in my band with my twin sister, and host a podcast about books, movies, and TV shows.
What’s your favorite season, and why?
…of what show? I love the cool weather of autumn — what I call ‘perfect leather jacket weather’ — but in Chicago it usually goes right from Summer to Winter, so unfortunately it’s a very short time frame.
What kind of music do you listen to?
I’m both very picky and not very picky when it comes to music. I like pop, pop/rock, and alternative, and pretty much anybody that was on Radio Disney in the 2000s and 2010s. I’m also biased and listen to my own band, Double Identity, too.
What originally got you interested in your current field of work?
Ever since I was in elementary school, I’ve always wanted to turn books into movies, and have always known I want to work in the entertainment industry in some capacity, whether it be with books, movies, TV, or music. When I got to college and discovered public relations and marketing, I knew that was a specific direction I’d like to try.
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