As the Director of Grants Management, Kristie Johnson enjoys working with faculty and staff to support the mission of Marian University and assisting her colleagues in realizing their personal and professional aspirations. After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright Scholar, Kristie joined staff at Marian University in the fall of 2012 and enjoys serving on the Hispanic Advisory Board, Multicultural Advisory Committee, and International Advisory Council. While Kristie has many funding priorities, she finds great joy in international initiatives and securing funds to support scholarships for first-generation students. Kristie earned her bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from Florida State University, her master’s degree in international development and social change from Clark University, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in leadership in higher education from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Kristie serves on several boards, enjoys traveling, and loves spending time with her husband Michael and their son, Sean.