Kristen Southworth

Kristen Southworth

Kristen Southworth

Talent Search Operations Manager

inquiries@tip.duke.edu | (919) 668-9100

Kristen is a Durham native who joined TIP in the fall of 2017. Her previous work experiences ranges from working in arts administration in New York City and Boston to supporting educational programs in North Carolina. Since returning to North Carolina in 2007, Kristen has worked for the University of North Carolina General Administration as an outreach coordinator for the state-wide college access grant, gaining early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs (GEAR UP NC), and at Duke University’s Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows as their senior coordinator for logistics and communications. Kristen earned her BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and was the recipient of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Fellowship at the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education. As the Talent Search Operations Manager, Kristen is responsible for overseeing the 35+ TIP recognition ceremonies across sixteen states as well as general operations for both the 7th Grade and 4th–6th Grade Talent Search teams. Outside of TIP, Kristen serves on the board of the Luka the Lion Foundation and enjoys volunteering for Durham Public Schools.