Marketing Communications

Kristen Kirst

  • Kristen Kirst
    Director of Advancement Communications
    Phone: 206-296-5695

    What do I do here at Seattle University?

    Advancement Communications and Marketing-providing strategic direction and support for Advancement, Alumni Relations, Athletics and Career Services

    On a Saturday night, you'd most likely find me?

    Trying out a new restaurant or during the summer enjoying an adult beverage somewhere near the water post hike or paddle board!

    Biggest pet peeves?

    People who don't take showers before getting on the airplane.

    Favorite U.S. President & why?

    A tie between President Lincoln and Kennedy. Lincoln excelled in leadership qualities, accomplishments/crisis management, political skills, appointments, and character/integrity. Kennedy was a President that gave America hope and brought hopefullness to politics and the potential that exists in America (just think Space Race). And who could deny his sense of style!

    Do you have any pets?

    Yes, a yellow lab named Tucker

    Favorite vacation spot?

    Most recently, the country of Croatia

    Favorite quotation?

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

    Coffee Preference?

    Blue Bottle or Stumptown

    Favorite Sports teams?

    University of Arizona Wildcats and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs

    Most embarrassing song you love?

    Hip Hop Hooray or OPP

    Past professional experiences?

    Media Ventures Group-NYC ; Medical Teams International; Eastside Catholic School; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Texas Christian University