Director of Academic Labor and Employee Relations, UC Irvine
Kristin Beattie is an attorney with more than 20 years experience. She has worked for the University of California for the past 6 years, first at San Diego and now at Irvine, where she supports management on a wide range of labor and employment issues. She works creatively and collaboratively with management to achieve their priorities, regularly provides training, and recommends strategies for minimizing risk. Previously, Beattie served as an employment/labor advisory attorney at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and before that, as a Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Diego for over a decade. Across all endeavors, Beattie focuses on stakeholder partnerships, innovative and strategic problem solving, justice, equity, and ethics. In addition to her involvement with BACC, she volunteers her time to support Lawyers Club of San Diego and Riverview International Academy – and during the summer, enjoys visiting her aunt who is a long-time juried exhibitor at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts. She earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies with a minor in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University.