Office of Admissions Meet the Recruiters

Kristy Phillips • 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, with a minor in Marketing. I moved to the lone star state and earned a Master of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington. Currently I am pursuing a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Washington State University.

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 mentors, 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.