A focused, driven, quirky, and adventurous spirit, Kira Dalton’s career has spanned a wide range of job functions within the entertainment and higher education worlds. Prior to joining the USC Marshall School of Business in September 2016 as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Career Services, Kira served as a campus recruiter with the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA, hiring undergraduate and M.B.A.-level interns for the highly competitive professional internships program. During her time at Disney, she focused on securing talent for the marketing, distribution, digital sales, strategic planning, legal, and production divisions of the Walt Disney Studios, including Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in San Francisco. Previous posts include: Pepperdine University (Industry Specialist in Media and Entertainment), BluFable (corporate media production), Foley Marra Casting (tv/commercial casting), and DreamWorks Animation (Production and C level executive support). She has worked as a private career coach for entry-level to executive-level clients since 2012. Kira graduated with honors from Pepperdine University in 2004 with a B.A. in theatre and television production.
In her spare time, Kira enjoys: perfecting shots of delicious foods on Instagram, creative writing, and practicing her yoga headstand. She loves Tillamook carmel pecan ice cream, live theater, her husband Andy, and fluffy puppies.