Kristin Marguerite Doidge is a journalist, speaker, and adjunct lecturer with more than nine years of experience in media.
Her writing on media, entertainment, social justice, and culture has been featured in the award-winning Los Angeles Business Journal, Marie Claire, FORTUNE, xoJane, ATTN.com, Bustle, GOOD Magazine, Time Out, and NPR, among other top outlets.
She was a finalist for National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards and Southern California Press Club Awards in 2015 and in 2017, earned second prize honors for two of her feature stories.
She’s currently working on her first nonfiction book based on her master’s thesis.
As a publicist, she served a diverse range of clients, from media, artists, and authors such as HarperCollins, Eat|See|Hear, and Carole Bayer Sager, to tech companies such as Silicon Beach-based Caviar (prior to its acquisition by Square), and Arianna Huffington and Kobe Bryant-backed bLife, to Fortune 100 companies, such as Procter & Gamble.
Doidge has also worked with a number of health and lifestyle startups at various levels -- most notably at Pop Physique -- where she helped the company grow from a single, small LA-based boutique fitness studio, to a global lifestyle brand with nearly 20 locations in the U.S., and growing. Other startups she has helped launch and/or grow include: Loyalty360, Swapalease, Groundswell, Kindr, and wheresie, among others.
Doidge holds a master of arts (M.A.) degree in specialized journalism (media/culture) from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism, and a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in communication from the University of California, San Diego.
A classically trained ballerina and former competitive gymnast, she’s now a devoted patron of the arts, and an active volunteer mentor with Step Up Women’s Network and USC Annenberg in her free time.