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Krista Kennedy
Krista Kennedy

As the Sponsored Student Program Administrator in the Office of International and Student and Scholar Services, Krista Kennedy supports students, staff and faculty and our sponsoring agencies to ensure students have a positive experience at PSU. She helps to build relationships with new and current sponsoring agencies, build systems to meet agency requests, and is a resource for general information regarding sponsorship rules. 

Krista has worked in the field of international education since 2003 and has experience with immigration advising, event programming, student life support, and international admissions. She enjoys getting to know about each student's cross-cultural experience and learning about their home country. 

Krista is a native of the Portland area, but treasures the time she lived in Japan while studying Japanese and teaching English. She has traveled throughout Japan, Thailand, England, Denmark, and Mexico. She has a bachelor's degree from Pacific University in Japanese and International Studies and a master's degree from the University of Portland in Communication Management. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, trying out new recipes, and exploring new places.