Hey there! My name is Kyra Christiansen and I am so excited to be your Director of Awards and Engagement. Having been a member of Student Honors Council, it is such a joy to continue serving the members by preparing fun and exciting events throughout the school year. My favorite event is by far the honors formal! It is such a blast to see everyone all dolled up and breaking loose on the dance floor – plus the lemon bars they serve are just to die for.
I am a senior majoring in Elementary Education and German, with a double minor in German and Creative Writing. All of that is to say I’m a sucker for a good icebreaker, another reason why I’m so excited for my position. I am also a peer mentor, so I live and breathe honors – and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The Honors College is such a great community to be a part of. The staff genuinely care about you as a person in addition to a student and some of the kindest, most intriguing people are found around every corner.
When I’m not around the house or DeHority, I can be seen working at Burris Laboratory School or Panera Bread, taking notes as secretary of Kappa Delta Pi, or just out exploring the community. Having grown up in the city of St. Louis, Muncie is relatively small. Yet it has so many beautiful pockets that I love to discover. I highly recommend Minnetrista – it is beautiful all year round and is in walking distance of DeHo! From the marketplace in the fall to the holiday walks in the winter to the blooms of the beautiful flowers in the spring, there is always something new to find there.
Part of my title is “Engagement” so feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns, or even just to chat! I am always willing to lend an ear as we learn and grow together as an honors council. Thank you so much for having me!