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Campus Cutie: Kurt Karim Benirschke

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCSB chapter.

Name: Kurt Karim Benirschke
Year: Junior, 2012
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Relationship Status: Complicated

Campus Involvement:

  • Men’s Club Soccer A Team
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity  (ΣAE) 


  • Soccer
  • Working on the clothing company UpThere
  • Tennis
  • Racquetball
  • Working out

What Is Your Favorite College Memory?
I went to Cabo for spring break last year with all my good guy friends. We partied for a whole week and stayed in the Red Bull Villa. It was the most fun i’ve ever had on a trip in my life.

Most Embarrassing College Moment…
Probably when I was a freshman one of my first nights out in IV, I drank too much and had to get carried home by my good girlfriend.

Favorites in a Girl….
Athletic, outgoing, sense of humor, eyes and smile.

Three Words that Describe You:
Smart, funny, and athletic.

Elizabeth ('12) is studying Communication and Professional Multimedia Writing at UC Santa Barbara. Born and raised in Calabasas, California, she is a valley girl at heart, but loves spending her time in big cities or at the beach. Elizabeth is currently interning at Santa Barbara Magazine, and is also a writer and reporter for the food, arts, and entertainment sections of her university's newspaper. After a semester studying abroad in Europe, she spent the past summer in New York City as an editorial intern at TV Guide Magazine through the highly competitive ASME Summer Internship Program. Aside from previous internships including a local radio station, Elizabeth worked in Los Angeles at FOX 11 KTTV as a production intern for the top-rated morning show, Good Day L.A and FOX 11 News, and was also recently published in Seventeen magazine. An entertainment fanatic, Elizabeth has interviewed E!'s Giuliana Rancic, the cast of Glee, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and more. She is also a dedicated member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and served her chapter as Vice President and executive board member. When she's not editing Her Campus articles, you can expect to find her at the gym, shopping, eating chocolate, or watching any show on Bravo. Elizabeth is preparing for a career in print or broadcast journalism, and loves working for Her Campus!