"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kristina Stockburger, a sophomore at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, is an integrated marketing communications major with minors in sports studies and the honors program. She has earned a place on the dean’s list every semester she has attended college and has a cumulative GPA of 3.81. In fall 2013, Kristina will take classes in London, England, at Ithaca College’s London Center, and will intern with an advertising or public relations agency. After graduation, she hopes to work for a public relations agency in New York City or New Jersey.
As a project manager for the Ithaca College chapter of Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations, she examines financial, organizational and social problems in local nonprofits, such as Ithaca College’s Center for Health Promotion and the Tompkins County 4-H Urban Outreach Program. She leads a team of students to produce a written proposal where the client’s current situation, problems and recommended solutions are described. In addition, she was a member of the Ithaca College chapter of 180 Degrees Consulting, where she consulted with the Tompkins County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
She is a part of the Ithaca College Women’s indoor and outdoor Track and Field team where she competes in the weight, discus, shot put and hammer throw events. As an athlete, Kristina dedicates about fifteen hours a week to practicing for her events and spends most Saturdays at a track meet with her team. A top team in the country, Ithaca College is ranked 13th nationwide and has won the 2013 Empire 8 title, state championship and Eastern College Athletic Conference title.
Kristina is also a member of the Ithaca College chapter of International Association of Business Communicators. In this club, she learns about how to be a successful businesswoman and communications professional through mock-interview exercises, Skype sessions with Ithaca College alumni currently in the workforce and instructional talks from students and professors about their experiences.
She began working at the AMC Dine-In Theater at Bridgewater, N.J., in June 2012 and continues to work at the theater when she is in her hometown during school breaks. Kristina develops her customer service, organization and time management skills while on the job, and she makes sure that her customers receive the best service she can deliver.
During the summer of 2012, Kristina worked as an assistant coach for a girl’s youth basketball camp in Montgomery, N.J., where she advised all of the camp counselors, was the primary contact for concerned parents and guardians and instructed the campers on different basketball, teamwork and sports skills. Throughout the summers of 2007-2011, she worked as a camp counselor for the basketball camp and another recreational camp for children of all ages.
Born in Montclair, N.J., and raised in Montgomery, N.J., Kristina attended Montgomery High School where she was a member of the National Honors Society. She competed with the basketball and track and field teams during all four years of her high school education. She enjoys traveling on her spare time with her parents, brother and sister. She has traveled throughout Europe and parts of Asia with her family. Her favorite tourist destinations are Anchorage, Alaska, and St. Petersburg, Russia.