Krista Ann Lyons

Director, Collegiate and Pre-Collegiate Programs

(305) 284-5078
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Krista Lyons serves as the director of the University of Miami Division of Continuing & International Education’s collegiate and pre-collegiate programs. Krista primarily oversees program development and management for the Summer Scholars Program and the Miami Semester Visiting Student Program, where she promotes and fosters student success, preparing high school students for college and facilitating international and visiting students with their transition to the University of Miami. Prior to this, Krista started her career at the University with the Study Abroad team in 2009.

As an accomplished marketing and communication professional, Krista worked in publishing for over eight years, where she gained experience in magazine management and advertising. Prior to relocating to Miami, she spent 11 years in Moscow developing her skills in brand development and international marketing with Hearst Corporation’s Russian venture, where she worked with the Russian editions of magazines like Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan. This is where Krista honed her leadership skills as she played an instrumental role in bringing brands to a new level of awareness in the Russian market. Always an advocate of international relations, she also served as a consular assistant at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

Krista received her BA in psychology and Russian studies from the University of Rochester and an MA in public relations from the University of Miami. She has also studied abroad in Russia at the Kalinin State University and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, as well as completed the Standard Professional Publishing Course for established book and magazine publishing professionals.



Public Relations University of Miami
B.A. Psychology, Russian Studies University of Rochester