Communicator. Planner. Improver. Strategizer. Thinker. Doer.

Hello – I’m Kaylon! I’m a professional communicator and lifelong student of the art. I’m originally from Pinehurst, N.C., and spent my college and post-graduate years in “the southern part of heaven” – Chapel Hill, N.C. While always in “Carolina in my mind,” I currently reside in beautiful Auburn, Alabama, where I yell “War Eagle” every chance I get.

Currently, I work remotely as a Communications Specialist for the Office of Human Resources at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A proud Tar Heel, I have a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication (Public Relations focus), as well as an M.A. in Technology & Communication from UNC. I’m proud to be able to serve my alma mater from wherever I am in the world.

Before joining UNC Human Resources, I worked in cancer research and fundraising, first as Web & Social Media Manager and later as Digital Communications Manager for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prior to that, I had discovered a passion for the work while serving as a Communications & Marketing Assistant at The V Foundation for Cancer Research.


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I love spicy food, powerful women, good books, and anything Carolina blue. If I’m not at my desk or behind my laptop, you can find me at a college football stadium, or kickin’ it with my basset hound, Roy.


Drop me a line.

@kaylonrutledge kaylonrutledge@gmail.com  in/kaylonkirk