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Caty Borum Chattoo

Executive in Residence
School of Communication

  • Caty Borum Chattoo is a full-time professor of Public Communication. She has multifaceted expertise in social change communication, integrated media campaigns, and documentary film and television production. Most recently, she worked as a senior vice president at a D.C. global communications agency. She also worked in Los Angeles with producer Norman Lear through both the Norman Lear Center, a multidisciplinary think tank, and as a founding director of Lear’s Declare Yourself, a national youth civic engagement campaign. Prior to this work, she served as a program officer in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Entertainment Media & Public Health program. In addition, Borum Chattoo has produced documentary film, TV, and short-subject advocacy videos for groups including the AFL-CIO, California Nurses Association, ICLEI USA, YWCA, and others. She co-produced the investigative feature documentary film, "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price," and served as a key media spokesperson; and she served as co-producer and field producer for an investigative TV documentary series about environmental social justice, "Sierra Club Chronicles," which aired on Link TV and the Sundance Channel.
  • Degrees

    BA Communication Studies (summa cum laude, In Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), Virginia Tech; MA Communication, University of Pennsylvania (The Annenberg School for Communication)

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  • Fall 2014

  • Spring 2015

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