Kristin Russell

Kristin Russell

Media Team Peer

email: krirusse@iu.edu

"One of these days you're going to look back on who you used to be and i hope that you find yourself realizing you're better than that now." 

Kristin is originally from Auburn, Indiana. She was a part of the National Honor Society and her school news crew (BaronTV) as an anchor, writer, producer, and editor. Her passion for film and media began in high school when she was spending nearly half her day in the studio, out in the world filming, or behind a computer screen editing a project. Outside of school, she held a job throughout the duration of high school and volunteered as a gymnastics coach at her local training center. She also had a very successful gymnastics and pole vaulting career winning Regional titles and breaking school records- even after enduring three knee surgeries from a previous sports injury. Kristin plans to major in Cinema and Media Arts with a Bachelors Degree from the Media School with a concentration in American Studies. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Best Career Blunder

I worked at the Dairy Queen in my town for about three years. On one of the busy summer nights, three of my coworkers decided to quit. They all just walked out for no known reason at the same time. I had to run the entire place with the help of one other person the whole night while it felt like the whole town stopped in for ice cream. It was an awful time but it taught me a lot about myself as well as how to remain cool, calm and collected in a stressful work environment.

Most Valuable Soft Skill

Having the ability to adapt to new situations is one of my most valuable soft skills. You have to be able to accept change and be willing to learn and grow as a person.

Education and Certifications

Double Major in American Studies and Media Production

Indiana University-Bloomington