Kristen Kirst

Kristen Kirst Headshot

Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement

Phone: 206-296-5695

What do I do here at Seattle University?

Create communication and marketing strategies, messages and experiences that encourage understanding and support for Seattle University.

Past professional experience:

Media Ventures Group-NYC ; Medical Teams International; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Texas Christian University.  Responsible for developing and leading national cause marketing campaigns, corporate partner development, integrated fundraising and organizational strategy.

Alma mater:

University of Arizona, BS and Texas Christian University, MBA

Favorite sports teams:

The Arizona Wildcats, The TCU Horned Frogs

Favorite book:

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Favorite vacation spot & why:

Croatia because you can’t ever go wrong being anywhere near the Mediterranean sea coupled with amazing history, food and people.

Favorite hobbies:

Kayaking, hiking, travel


Yellow Lab named Pearl

Favorite quote:

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King, Jr.