Miss America 2015
Career Highlights: Kira Kazantsev is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, keynote speaker, freelance host, podcaster, television personality, and golf enthusiast. She served as Miss America 2015. During her year, Kira went on an international USO Tour, traveled the country to appear at sporting events, award shows, and much more, and served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visiting sick and injured kids across North America. After her year, CMN Hospitals hired Kira, and she currently consults on the Play Yellow campaign, pioneered by Jack Nicklaus, which utilizes the golf community to raise money for Children’s Hospitals. Kira studied Political Science, Global Studies, and Geography at Hofstra University Honors College and graduated with a B.A. in 2013 as a triple major. In Summer 2017, Kira completed the Stanford Ignite Entrepreneurship program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where she founded the What We Do Podcast. She is based in San Francisco and is trilingual, speaking Russian, Spanish, and English. A lifelong golfer, you can catch Kira as the host of Golf Advisor Living on Golf Channel or as a reporter for the USGA at the US Open. Keep up with Kira at @KiraKazantsev !