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Kristen Beck

Resident Director | North Area | South Area

Resident Director | North Area | South Area


  • Elder
  • 1838 Chicago
  • East Fairchild
  • Jones
  • West Fairchild


Kristen (they/them, she/her) joined the Residential Experience team in July 2021 and currently works as one of the North Area Resident Directors. Kristen hails from Port Clinton, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, and holds a BA in English and Political Science and an MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs, both from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to arriving at Northwestern, Kristen worked in the Office of the President and the Office of Residence Life at Ohio State, and as a Complex Coordinator at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kristen's professional interests include supporting mental health and wellness, creating inclusive and equitable spaces, generating opportunities for organizational change, and advancing cultural competency. In their spare time, Kristen enjoys hanging out with their cat, Fiona, playing board games and D&D, listening to podcasts or reading in coffee shops, and exploring Chicago with friends.