Kristy Dwyer

A successful, professional model with an impressive portfolio that includes magazines, catalogs, public appearances, pageants, film, television, and radio, Kristy Dwyer is hardworking and passionate about her career. Kristy Dwyer credits her entry into the world of modeling to a high school portrait photographer who encouraged her to pursue a career. That early endorsement eventually led to the development of a professional portfolio, and her career has since progressed rapidly.

Ms. Dwyer has been featured in commercial advertisements for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, a national non-profit organization. The intention of the advertisement, filmed in the poorest county in the nation, was to keep parents aware and involved about drug prevention efforts in their communities. Kristy Dwyer has also served as a volunteer for SafePlace, a non-profit organization committed to ending sexual and domestic violence.

Distinguished by academic success during her high school years, Kristy Dwyer earned a grade point average that qualified her for inclusion in the Honorable Presidential Classroom Scholars Program, a national program sponsored by the National Society for High School Scholars. Prior to pursuing a full-time modeling career, Ms. Dwyer served as Office Manager and Client Care Specialist for an Austin Mega Agents real estate office. In this capacity, she made cold calls to clients, marketed real estate listings, served as buyer’s agent, and assumed responsibility for closing transactions. Away from work, Kristy Dwyer participates in sports such as basketball, volleyball, and wakeboarding. She loves to travel and enjoys cooking.


PAL USA: Leadership Program for Adults Presented by Member and Participant Kristy Dwyer

Dedicated to helping young people recognize their own potential for leadership and efficacy, the Peer Assistance and Leadership program has brought positive influence to young individuals, schools, and communities nationwide. Focusing on encouraging and helping young people become innovative thinkers and active citizens, the organization utilizes positive mentoring, workshops, and motivational programs to reach out to at-risk youth. In order to continue offering positive influences in young people’s lives, the organization relies on its teams of caring volunteers, trained through its PAL for Adults program. 

The PAL for Adults program aims to empower leaders interested in bringing PAL to their schools and communities, and prepares volunteers through the Initial Adult Training through Pal program. Along with preparing adult teachers to handle mentoring and stay true to curriculum, the Adult Training through Pal program addresses important aspects of mentoring, such as effective communication, cultural competency, higher order thinking skills, decision making, and resiliency building. This program is vital to keeping PAL alive and serving youth. For more information on how to participate, visit palusa.org/teacher/.

About the Author: Throughout her life and career, former model and multi-talented professional Kristine Dwyer uses her skills in communication to help at-risk youth. She has participated in PAL’s programs numerous times, and has also assisted other non-profit youth-oriented organizations such as Safe Place and the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

Presidential Classroom Scholars: Honoring Dedicated Young American Scholars Presented by Former Presidential Scholar Kristy Dwyer

Presidential Classroom Scholars is a program that rewards high school students who have demonstrated high academic potential with an interactive and exclusive experience designed to introduce them to opportunities in public service and private enterprise. For more than 40 years, the program has hosted 120,000 young men and women, offering students many avenues for meeting leaders and exploring the world of politics, business, government, advocacy organizations, and public policy making. 

As a program that aims to reward the country’s best students, Presidential Classroom Scholars is one of the best opportunities for those interested in pursuing careers in government or business. Not only are students honored for their high achievements, they are offered opportunities and insights only found through the program’s exclusive access. Those interested in applying for the program, may visit www.pc2010.org

About Kristine “Kristy” Dwyer: A model and real estate professional, Ms. Dwyer has led a successful career that has also involved public service. She is a former Presidential Classroom scholar, and has professionally contributed to organizations such as the Partnership for a Drug Free America and Safe Place.