Trustee Biographies

Kristin R. Muenzen '00

Kristin R. Muenzen '00

Elected: 2015
Current Term Ends: 2022
Committees: Academics & Student Affairs (co-chair), Buildings & Grounds

Kristin Muenzen is a University Counsel at Princeton University, where she provides legal advice on a variety of matters across campus, with particular focus on property-related issues such as construction, development, zoning/land use, and litigation arising in those areas. She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Prior to Princeton, Kristin served as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where she litigated eminent domain cases on behalf of the federal government in federal district courts across the country. During her time at DOJ, she received the John Marshall Award for Litigation, the Department’s highest award presented to attorneys for excellence in litigation. Kristin received this recognition for her work involving the land where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001, as the National Park Service sought to acquire the property in order to create a memorial to the passengers of the flight.

Kristin earned her bachelor’s degree in sports information and communications from IC in 2000 and was a four-year member of the women's soccer and softball teams, where she was a captain in the former and earned academic all-American honors in the latter. Near the end of her time as a student, she received a Campus Life Award.

Kristin volunteers frequently for IC through her service on the Athletics Advisory Council, the Washington, D.C., Metro Area Regional Chapter (prior to moving to New Jersey), and as an alumni admission representative, an admission college fair participant, and a mentor to current students through IC Mentor Connect. Kristin also served on the presidential search committee that resulted in the selection of Shirley M. Collado.

Kristin was on the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2007 to 2018, and has spoken in classes on campus about law school and the legal profession.

Kristin earned her juris doctorate at Marquette University Law School in 2003. She and her wife, Kelly, live in Princeton, New Jersey, with their son, Luke.

Phrases that come to mind when I think of IC:
Dedication
Loyal
Invested
Future

Favorite memory of my student days:
Playing on the women's soccer and softball teams

What are you most looking forward to in terms of serving as a term trustee?
I am looking forward to working with President Collado on the strategic plan, making sure the college is on solid footing with enrollment and financial considerations, and ensuring that we provide the best educational experience possible for our students.