Krista Kee

  • Modern Dance
  • Political Science
Chicago, IL
Career Goal:
Working on my Master’s in Dance Politics and Sociology at the University of Roehampton (London, UK)

Q&A With Krista Kee

Q: Why did you choose TCU?

A: In some ways I believe TCU chose me. Originally I decided to visit because the university had both of the majors I wanted to pursue, but the first time I stepped on campus I immediately felt a sense of community and felt like I had found a home. I didn’t experience this feeling on other campus visits so I knew TCU was special.

Q: What has been the most valuable experience you’ve had as a student?

A: Frog Camp! As a camper, it confirmed for me that I had chosen the right university and I learned that I could be the best version of myself here. As a facilitator, I had the privilege of working closely with incoming students to welcome them to the TCU family. As a member of Frog Camp Director Board, I was blessed to work with my fellow directors, student facilitators, TCU faculty and staff partners to provide incoming Horned Frogs with an impactful first experience that (hopefully) helped them to feel as at home as I did.

Q: What’s your favorite spot on campus?

tcu-bluu-balcony-commonsThe balcony on the third floor of the BLUU that overlooks the Commons. And the dance building, Erma Lowe Hall! The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance is so lucky to have such beautiful facilities for dancing, creating and family-bonding!

Q: What’s your favorite spot in Fort Worth?

A: As a foodie I really love West 7th and Magnolia, so many unique and yummy places to eat! Also, Bass Performance Hall – the building itself is gorgeous with the massive angels and there’s a lot of opportunities to see wonderful performances there.

Q: Are you a scholarship recipient?

I was a recipient of the TCU Faculty Scholarship and of the Calloway & Jerry Bywaters Cochran Scholarship for Excellence in Modern Dance.  The former was an academic scholarship and the latter was a talent-based scholarship that I was honored to receive from the SCCD faculty.

Q: What have you been up to post TCU?

I have just begun an MA in Dance Politics and Sociology at the University of Roehampton.

My TCU education has definitely prepared me for the rigors of graduate school and I am so excited to continue building upon the knowledge I gained as an undergraduate while truly embodying the “global citizen” aspect of the mission statement!

Q: What advice do you have for prospective students considering TCU?

A: To all prospective students I’d say to look for a university that is devoted to the student experience, not only providing an exceptional education but also creating an environment in which they can be successful in all aspects of life (academic, professional, social, spiritual). That’s what I found at TCU!

Photo credit: Allison Armfield Photography