Kira S. Kittoe-Krivosh, '05
Turning a Passion Into a Career
Class Year/Degree: 2005, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations
City: Rocky River, Ohio
Job Title: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
As a prosecuting attorney, Kira S. Kittoe-Krivosh, ’05, works on child support cases. Some of her responsibilities include preparing cases for weekly trials and responding to opposing counsel’s motions while advocating the position of the Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services-Office of Child Support Services.
She was honored to receive the 2016 Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers & Shakers Award for the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club.
How has your time at Kent State helped with current successes?
The political science and pre-law classes at Kent helped prepare me for law school and for my career. The research and writing required in the program gave me a great head start for law school classes. Additionally, the focus on international studies and my annual participation in the Lake Erie International Model United Nations gave me a worldly view that I don't think I could have received anywhere else. The classes I took with Dr. Dennis Hart were incredible and still affect me today. I have even kept most of my books from those classes!
What do you enjoy most about your career?
My core passion is serving the public as a prosecutor and serving the community through service. In my youth, I always wanted to become a prosecutor and provide justice for the public. The life experiences and lessons learned from this work have given me strong compassion for people and a constant reminder of how blessed I am growing up with a strong foundation of God and family. I'm honored to be able to serve the public and currently help children be provided with the financial support to which they are entitled.
What advice do you have for current Kent State students?
Experience as much as you can. Join clubs, attend football games, take an obscure class, branch out of your comfort zone. Now is the time to find what you enjoy, to make mistakes and to learn from it all. It will go by faster than you think.
Favorite Kent State memory?
Homecoming was always a fabulous time! Kent has the best traditions and I love going back to enjoy the friendships and energy. I still want to go back and paint the rock!
How do you stay connected to Kent State today?
I actually married a fellow Kent Stater (Ryan Krivosh, ’06). We enjoy hosting alumni events each year at one of our restaurants. I also am involved with the Kent State alumni group for my sorority, Chi Omega.
Update: In April 2021, Kira was sworn in as a Magistrate for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Please – Juvenile Division.