Kristen Miller is the Program Coordinator for the Upward Bound Classic program that serves Keene and Rio Vista High School. Originally from Joshua, Texas, Kristen attended Southwestern Assemblies of God University where she earned her Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies and Bachelor of Science in Pre-professional counseling with minors in Children and Family Ministries as well as Psychology.
Kristen was a first-generation and low-income student who has lived through similar situations as many of our students. Kristen has 6 years of professional experience in social work that includes working with people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Kristen first joined the ORS team in 2017 as a Student Development coordinator and now oversees the success and mentorship of the students as a Program Coordinator. Kristen helps develop field trips and organizes work-study opportunities during the summer program for our students. Kristen loves working with people and is an expert in making connections with students and communicating with our organizational partners.
When not at school or in the office, Kristen enjoys rock climbing, volunteer work, and spending time with her family. Kristen believes that education is an investment for your future that has the potential to change the entire family dynamic.
“I love getting to watch students make connections, learn new things, and succeed because of the hard work they put in.”