Office of Admissions Meet the Recruiters

Kristy Phillips

kristy.phillips@tricity.wsu.edu • 509-372-7245 • West 201

Kristy Phillips

What is your hometown?

I was raised in Bakersfield, California.

What is your degree in?

I graduated from California State University Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington.

What is your favorite Tri-Cities restaurant?

I enjoy dining out at Atomic Ale Brew Pub & Eatery. Their pizzas are the best!

What is your favorite book?

After being a graduate student, I’ve learned to enjoy keeping up on communication theories and media studies.

What is your favorite movie?

I certainly enjoy a good romantic comedy, so it is hard to narrow it down to just one. I also enjoy thriller and crime movies that are based on true stories.

What is your favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities?

My favorite thing about WSU Tri-Cities is the small class sizes and the private school-like environment. Growing up I went to private school, which allowed me the opportunity to make close friends and know my instructors, which is something I enjoy seeing here at WSU Tri-Cities.

What advice do you have for future WSU Tri-Cities students?

Enjoy your college years! It truly is a wonderful time that allows you to grow not only academically but individually and professionally. Getting to know your professors is key! I’m lucky to call several of my professors a mentor, which is something I think is priceless. My mentors have helped guide me on my career path well after I graduated from college.

What I recommend to do while visiting the Tri-Cities:

Enjoy life by the river! There are many walking trails along the river, with one right in WSU Tri-Cities’ backyard. Go to a sporting event! Watching the Tri-City Dust Devils is one of my favorite summertime activities.