Meet the staffKirsten Brown

Kirsten Jorgensen Brown

Nickname:The "Shoe Diva"

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Educational background

B.S., in Human Resources - Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Disability Studies, University of Delaware

Responsibilities &
recruitment territory

I oversee the Operations (the “behind the scenes” part of the Admissions enterprise) and work with our Information Technology department and our CITA to identify and implement the best possible uses of available technology.

How did I get my nickname?

I love shoes and have an extensive collection. I once wore a different pair of shoes to work each day for 2 months.

An interesting fact about the University that I discovered recently.

You can travel to the stars without leaving our campus! UD is one of very few universities with a walkable scale model of the solar system.

The best thing to see or do when visiting campus

Attend an athletic event. There is always something going on and It is hard not to get caught up in the school spirit and the enthusiasm our fans have for UD!

Words of advice for a student who is applying.

Be thorough when listing your activities – include jobs! Be sure to also “follow along” with the application process using our portal at

The coolest Delaware experience

I am really impressed with the UD Garden for Community, which provides nutritious food for Delaware families in need! This is a cooperative partnership between the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, CANR Ag College Council, Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, and the Food Bank of Delaware. Volunteers can assist year round and this year over 12,000 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank.

Five “Firsts”

First Flight - I was 6 weeks old and have loved to fly ever since!

First Car - 1971 Chevelle Malibu - red with a white vinyl roof and a white interior.

First Job - Server at Dairy Queen. I still love a Hot Fudge Brownie Delight sundae.

First Concert - Van Halen

First Horse - an "off the track" thoroughbred mare named Viramir.

Five favorite songs on my play list

I am not good with song names, but some of my favorite Pandora stations are:

Van Morrison

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Tedeschi Trucks Band


and even some days Metallica