Matthew Kurata

Google, Brand Marketing Manager

Biography

Matt is a Brand Marketing Manager at Google Brand Studio, located in San Francisco. He’s been a west coast kid his whole life, from growing up in Los Angeles, to attending college at the University of California, Berkeley, to now living in San Francisco. In college, he studied Media and Human-Centered Design, with the hopes of joining the media or marketing industry to tell more diverse stories.

Matt is now finishing up his third year at Google, with experience in both brand and product marketing for campaigns like ADCOLOR-nominated “Most Searched” Black History Month 2020, Google Year in Search 2020, Black Trans Lives Matter, Pride, and the launch of 6 Google hardware products. Furthering his interest and dedication to creating diverse and inclusive campaigns, he is an Inclusive Marketing Training Facilitator where he leads sessions to teach Google marketers inclusive marketing principles and how to apply them to their work.

To fuel his passion for advocating for students and underrepresented communities, Matt led programming for Google’s 2019 Marketing interns and is an active member of employee resource groups for the Latinx, Asian, and LGBTQ+ communities. Outside of work, Matt loves to spend time outdoors, cook, write down ideas for his podcast he always talks about but never produces, and sing/dance – what he lacks in skill, he sure makes up with enthusiasm.