Kirsten Handler

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Communications Specialist
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Kirsten (pronunciation: kear-stin) Handler is the Communication Specialist for the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. She works with words and images to increase the accessibility of important public health information.

Previously, she taught English at the high school level, launching a mental health organization focused on peer-to-peer suicide prevention. As the group’s sponsor, she created district-level instructional documents on appropriate staff and student responses to outcries and developed casual Lunch and Learns to spread hope among students. While she is no longer in the classroom, she is excited to continue impacting young people, who she deeply believes are the future, by amplifying the Center's work.

A proud Texas Ex, Kirsten earned a degree in Corporate Communication, minor in Business and certificate in Media, Culture and Identity. She spent most of her time in undergrad writing headlines and editing articles for The Daily Texan, going viral twice thanks to some clever puns.

In her personal life, Kirsten enjoys creating themed playlists, reading fiction novels and running with her dog, Moonshine, who is named after Earth's beautiful moon.