Kristina (Tina) Buck
Current Location: Springfield, IL
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
UIS Degree: B.A. 2013 (Communication)
Illinois Senate Republican Communications Strategist and Owner of the Buck Fastpitch Academy
Helped lead dozens of successful Senate Republican outreach events and opened the first female fastpitch softball academy in Springfield.
Memories of UIS/SSU
“My favorite memory at UIS was in the Spring of 2012 when the UIS softball team qualified for the NCAA DII Regional Tournament for the first time in school history. It was a season I will never forget!”
How UIS/SSU changed or prepared you for your career?
“I began my career in state government as an intern in the UIS Illinois Legislative Internship Program (ILSIP). The ILSIP program provided a great foundation for me to launch my governmental career. In addition, my role on the UIS softball team and President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) fostered my passion for the game and gave me the skills needed to open my own softball academy.”
“With the little spare time I have, I love to exercise and participate in recreational sports.”
Posted on November 24, 2015