Krystle Perkins, M.A.


Krystle Perkins
  • Senior Academic Advisor
  • History of Art, Psychology (students with last names M-P), Theatre & Dance (students with last names A-K), and Visual Art
she/hers

Contact Info

Phone:
Chalmers 358
1467 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Biography

"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -Howard Thurman

I chose to work in Higher Education because…
It is inspiring to help with and witness those light bulb moments with students. I really enjoy hearing people's stories and goals and helping them to manage the logistics, anxieties, opportunities, etc. that come with those goals. I also feel that working in higher ed, I have endless opportunities to keep learning for myself, through events, relationships I make, and courses I've taken or taught.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Olympic figure skater, Egyptologist, or astronaut

Advice to college students:
Don’t worry about having your life all planned out; you will encounter opportunities you can’t even imagine or plan for, so have a rough idea and be flexible!

Education

B.A. in History & Spanish, minor in French, Lyon College
Magna Cum Laude
M.A. in Medieval History, secondary fields of Latin American and Women's History, The University of Kansas
A.B.D in Medieval History, specialty in late medieval Catalonia, The University of Kansas