Kiara Goodwin

Senior Media Relations Specialist

Kiara Goodwin, Walker Sands

Kiara is a senior media relations specialist within the retail technology practice, working with clients like MyWebGrocer, Rubikloud and PointSource. Through strategic media relations campaigns, Kiara helps drive brand awareness for her clients, showcasing their expertise and establishing them as respected thought leaders in their industry. In addition to securing media coverage, Kiara supports her team by creating content such as press releases, blog posts, contributed content, data studies and surveys. 

Kiara has a strong background in writing. Prior to joining the Walker Sands team, Kiara worked for a boutique PR firm as a social media manager, maintaining company social media channels and curating engaging content for clients in the technology and event planning sectors. She also has experience in nonprofits, having previously been the copywriter and social media manager for a large church in Northwest Arkansas.

Kiara earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication. While at Mizzou, she spent a semester as an exchange student in the UK.


Q&A with Kiara Goodwin

Favorite book of all time:

I'm definitely a Harry Potter nerd. If I had to pick my favorite of the series I guess it would be the Sorcerer's Stone, purely because it was the one that started it all.

People say I'm like...

Olivia Pope. She's strong, stylish, sassy and loves a good red wine.

Favorite place in Chicago that isn't a typical tourist destination

One of my favorite spots is Metropolis Coffee Company in Edgewater. They have the best coffee in the city, amazing food, and a fun laid-back energy.

Garrett's popcorn or Starbucks?

Garrett's, for sure. I'm addicted.

One thing people wouldn't know about you is?

One of my hobbies is photography. I like the challenge of trying to capture things the way the eye sees it.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live?

London, England. I'm in love with the culture and could explore that city for years and never tire of it. Also, it's only a stone's throw away from the rest of Europe, so traveling would be easy!

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