Kelly Christ ’08
Los Angeles, California
Career: Educational communications coordinator, Center Theatre Group
Majors: Psychology and Hispanic studies; minor in studio art
Even though Kelly Christ works amid the grandeur of The Music Center in Los Angeles, that’s not why she loves her job. As educational communications coordinator for Center Theatre Group, she relishes her role in supporting the development of young people through their exposure to theatre.
Christ works for Center Theatre Group, which manages the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. The group works with thousands of high school and college students and their educators each year through a variety of programs, including special workshops, school matinees, resident artists in classrooms, and professional development for educators.
Christ actively sought employment in the nonprofit world and found her first job at the L.A. Opera in downtown Los Angeles. “I learned that my first job out of college was just one step in a long career and life journey,” says Christ.
At Center Theatre Group, Christ indulges her passions for theatre, education, and social justice. “I have the opportunity to be creative while working directly with at-risk youth and making a positive impact in their lives,” she says.
The business skills gained from Christ’s previous jobs and critical thinking skills from her Scripps education have prepared her well. Christ is on a professional journey, and enjoying every minute of it.
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