© 2019 Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America


Kristan Hawkins is a Christian, wife, mother, grassroots activist, author, speaker, and a human rights advocate. President of Students for Life of America, she was recruited in 2006 to launch Students for Life of America’s full-time operation. Since then, she has built up a small organization made up of a few dozen student groups scattered around the country to a coordinated national team serving more than 1,200 Students for Life chapters in all fifty states. Under her leadership, Students for Life exists to abolish abortion by transforming our culture by recruiting, training, and mobilizing this pro-life generation, who are the direct targets of today’s abortion industry. A frequent speaker and media analyst, Kristan’s expertise includes abortion, feminism, disability advocacy and healthcare, as she navigates the social conditions and public policy that impacts the human rights issue of our day.

She graduated from Bethany College in 2005, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor’s in Political Science having already jumped into the pro-life community by founding pro-life groups in both her high school and college campuses. Before launching Students for Life, she served at the Republican National Committee and as a presidential appointee in the George W. Bush administration at the Department of Health and Human Services. Recently, she served on then-candidate Donald Trump's Pro-Life Advisory Council.

A published author, Kristan wrote Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime. She has interviewed on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, CBS, ABC, and HBO and has recently received the title, “One of the 4 worst anti-abortion misinformers,” by Media Matters, a title of which she is very proud. Kristan regularly speaks at pro-life conventions and events across the United States including leading college campuses such as Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and UC-Berkeley. Her proudest accomplishment is being a wife to her high school sweet heart (Jonathan), raising her four children (Gunner, Bear, Maverick and Gracie), and, in her free time, raising awareness for cystic fibrosis, a disease shared by both her son, Gunner, and daughter, Gracie.

Since launching Students for Life, the pro-life generation has been given a voice in Kristan, and with her help, they are using that voice to demand an end to the injustice of abortion as well as support for mothers and their children, born and pre-born.


Follow her @KristanHawkins, on Facebook, or her podcast “Explicitly Pro-Life” on iTunes or YouTube.

Kristan is also the host of the pro-life, conservative podcast Explicitly Pro-Life. Listen to wherever you get your podcast!

For media inquiries: Kristi Hamrick, khamrick@studentsforlife.org

For speaking inquiries: Andrew Murray, amurray@studentsforlife.org

Campus Censorship Hits Pro-Lifers Hard - Wall Street Journal - May 2018

On Roe v. Wade anniversary, I treasure the lives of my kids and other 'hard cases' - USA Today - Jan 2018

Abortion-Loving Men’s Favorite Abortion Trends - Townhall - Feb 2019

Why Gov. Brown should veto this abortion measure - Washington Times - Sept 2018

California Moves To Force Public Universities To Administer Abortion Pills - The Federalist - Feb 2018

Media fawn over caravan, but thousands more gather to end abortion and get no coverage Washington Examiner - Oct 2018

New face, old lies: Planned Parenthood's new president is already stale - Washington Examiner - May 2019

The chaos in the Kavanaugh nomination illustrates the high stakes of the Supreme Court - The Hill - Sept 2018

Why Governor Brown should veto this abortion measure - Washington Times - Sept 2018

Campus censorship hits pro-lifers hard - Wall Street Journal - May 2018

On Roe v. Wade anniversary, I treasure the lives of my kids and other 'hard cases' - USA Today - Jan 2018

Pro-life Student Leaders Excited for Future of Movement After Meeting with Pence - Townhall - Jan 2018

Pro-life and Proud; Understanding Pro-life Millennials - CBN - Jan 2018

Anti-Abortion Activist Wants Trump To Recommit To Campaign Pledges - NPR - Jan 2018

The #MeToo Movement Ignores The Most Offensive Form Of Partner Violence That Exists -

Daily Caller - Jan 2018

To reignite millennial fervor, Republicans should highlight pro-life plank - The Hill - Jan 2018

Leading the pro-life generation - The Catholic Spirit - Jan 2018