Associate Vice President
Kristina J. Owens, a RIT Alumna, joined the Government and Community Relations team in January of 2018. Prior to RIT, she was a Biologist for the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service for over 10 years. She is also a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Bolivia as a Natural Resource Consultant.
In addition to her work at USDA and now at RIT, She is an active leader in the Peace Corps alumni community. In 2011 she served as Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC (RPCV/W) Event Manager for three signature events honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. Since then she served on the Board of the National Peace Corps Association.
Owens holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from State University of New York at Geneseo, a Master’s of Science in Forestry from Michigan Technological University and a Master’s of Science in Science, Technology and Public Policy from RIT.