Kira Krivosh, ’05

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Kira Krivosh, ’05, serves small but mighty community members in her new role as magistrate.

Kira is dedicated to serving the needs of the youngest members of her community – the children. As a prosecuting attorney, she worked on child support cases, ensuring children received the care and financial support they deserved. In April 2021, she assumed a new position as magistrate for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas - Juvenile Division, continuing her commitment to families and youths. Kira earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kent State, with a concentration in international relations. She later went on to law school, where she developed the interests and skills that empower her to serve the community and provide justice for all. Get to know Kira in her own words. 

KSU: What is your idea of perfect happiness? 
KK: My idea of perfect happiness is finding avenues to help others, especially when that can be done in collaboration with other people or organizations.

KSU: What is your favorite trait in others? 
KK: My favorite traits in others are compassion, empathy and a willingness to collaborate.  

Kira Krivosh, ’05

KSU: What trait about yourself do you like the least? 
KK: I would love to be more present in the moment.

KSU: Who has had the greatest influence on your life? 
KK: My parents and grandparents have had the greatest influence on my life. They taught me their incredible work ethic and taught me to be proud of who I am. They have all experienced their own struggles and have handled them with grace. I would not be the person I am today without them.  

KSU: What is your favorite Kent State memory? 
KK: My favorite Kent State memories are a mixture of Professor Dennis Hart’s political science classes, Homecoming and Chi Omega events.

KSU: What is your favorite journey? 
KK: Anywhere we can travel as a family that has sunshine and a beach.

KSU: What is your guilty pleasure?
KK: I really enjoy yoga and meditation when given the opportunity. 

KSU: What do you consider your greatest achievement? 
KK: I'm proud of the achievements I have been able to accomplish with others. A couple of the more recent ones are the work of myself (when I was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney) and my team with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in Federal Bankruptcy Courts across the nation resulting in over $17.6 million dollars going to families and children from 2016-2020. I am also very proud of the team of sewists that joined Senator Nickie Antonio and I when we co-founded The Giving Tree Project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our organization was able to give out over 15,000 free reusable face masks to those that could not afford or did not have access to masks. 

KSU: If you could come back as one person, who would it be? 
KK: There are so many incredible women to choose from, but either Jane Goodall or Shirley Chisholm.

KSU: What part of your college experience most formed who you are today? 
KK: The Political Science Department at Kent State and its opportunities really helped form who I am as an attorney. It offered such vast perspectives and experiences, one of my favorites being the Lake Erie International Model United Nations (LEIMUN).

Want to learn more about Kira? Check out this additional profile from a few years ago!

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Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2022 12:46 PM