Director, Operations, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership
Kristen Mihalko has worked in the nonprofit sector focusing on programming and community building since 2010. As the Director of Operations at the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, she utilizes her skills in communication, event planning, program development, and IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility) to implement programs and offer engagement opportunities that broaden and deepen the Balboa Park experience for all. Her current focus is working with Park organizations through the Parkwide IDEA Working Group, an initiative that provides peer-to-peer support and professional development opportunities to member organizations, to encourage more equitable practices in the Park. Mihalko also serves on two museum association boards: California Association of Museums and Western Museums Association. She has also served on a number of young professional boards: YNPN San Diego, Rising Arts Leaders San Diego, National Emerging Museum Professionals Network, and the San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals. She holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Communications from National University and a certificate in Arts and Culture Leadership from University of San Diego.