Alumni in 5

Kristina Green '12

Kristina Green '12

Harvard Medical School / Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement

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1. Tell us about your journey since graduation.
Since graduation from GVSU, I have had the opportunity to explore a variety of different fields through my various positions. I spent time at Quicken Loans, focused on intern recruitment, intern programming and social media. I later transitioned to United Shore where I focused on content creation and corporate philanthropy. After nearly 5 years of working in SE Michigan, I transitioned back to the greater Grand Rapids area where I worked at Lake Michigan Credit Union, primarily focused in corporate philanthropy and volunteer program management. In March 2021, I started my journey on the east coast in Boston, joining the Harvard Medical School Alumni Affairs and Development team. Here, my focus is on fundraising, volunteer management, events and student/alumni engagement.

2. Share a favorite Grand Valley memory.
My favorite GVSU memory was when I was named the West Michigan Public Relations Society of America's 'PR Student of the Year.' This wouldn't have been possible without my involvement in the Public Relations Student Society of America - GVSU Chapter, GVSU's own student-run public relations firm GrandPR and the great mentorship I received as a Ad/PR student at GVSU.

3. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
The best piece of advice that I have received is to network (and then maintain those relationships moving forward.) I credit the fantastic Career Center at GVSU (where I was a student worker all four years) in offering so many opportunities to network and meet employers, in addition to their resume assistant, interview prep and so much more. From there, I was able to tap into and utilize these connections as I navigate(d) my way through my career. If I hadn't utilized all of the career preparation resources and networking opportunities offered from GVSU, I truly don't know if I'd be where I am today.

4. List three words you would use to describe your Grand Valley experience.
Empowering Collaborative Remarkable

5. What difference would you like to make in the world?
My main focus, in both my career and personal life, is to be a connector; to ensure the people around me have the tools and resources to truly find their passion. Whether it be a connection to a nonprofit, an individual and/or a goal, I find so much joy in being able to help people find their passion(s) and how to best support and fuel those passions in their everyday lives.

July 2021

Interest Area(s)
Adv Public Relations

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