Kristy Peloquin

Development Manager, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission | Austin, Texas

Kristy grew up on her family’s ranch in Cedar Park, Texas. She brings her love of Texas, history, and public service to her role as Development Manager for the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (FTHC). After earning her MFA in poetry and creative writing from Texas State University, she began working for the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) as their first-ever staff member. She went on to teach English Composition with Austin Community College for more than eight years. Prior to joining FTHC, Kristy worked as Executive Director of a small nonprofit serving children in foster care across Texas.

In her role as Development Manager with the THC, Kristy focuses on grant writing for capital and programmatic support, and coordinates the Preservation Scholars Program and the FTHC’s virtual events programming. Kristy is also the FTHC lead on donor communications and outreach. She is also the research guru for the Friends’ development office and along with the FTHC Social Medial Coordinator, guides and oversees all aspects of social media communications for the Friends.