MiraCosta College Speaker's Bureau
Kristen Huyck, Ed.D.
B.A. Political Science & Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. Political Science from California State University, Fullerton
Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine
Government relations and advocacy
Marketing and communication
A San Diego native with a passion for California Community Colleges, Kristen Huyck brings her professional experience as a public affairs practitioner and career dedicated to education to the team.
A San Diego native with a passion for California Community Colleges, Kristen Huyck brings her professional experience as a public affairs practitioner and career dedicated to education to her position as the Director, Public & Governmental Relations at MiraCosta College. Kristen also served as a staffer for a county supervisor and state Assemblymember. Prior to being a staffer, she consulted, fundraised, and managed 75+ political campaigns ranging from state, local, and special district races.
Kristen received her Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University where her dissertation examined incentives for part-time faculty involvement in the shared governance process within the institution of California Community Colleges. She holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in political science. She has been teaching at community colleges since 2007 as a political science associate faculty member and has also served on doctoral dissertations committees and taught history, sociology, and organizational leadership at other southern California institutions of higher education.
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