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Kristina Garcia, PhD

Associate Director, Commuter Student Advocacy and Student Engagement


Kristina is a Chicagoland local who was a commuter student for the entirety of her collegiate career. She is experienced in working with first-generation college students and is passionate about the engagement of commuter students on college campuses. In her current role, Kristina oversees UIC's commuter and off-campus programs within the Commuter Student Resource Center  (CSRC). Prior to arriving to UIC, Kristina coordinated off-campus services at Loyola University Chicago and student organizations and leadership programming at Northeastern Illinois University.

Kristina has a BA in English from Northeastern Illinois University, an MEd in Higher Education from Loyola University, and her PhD in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago.

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
@UIC since: 2017