Miss U.S. Universal To Sign Autographs in Punxsy

miss US UniversalPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (EYT) – Miss U.S. Universal Kristina Marinkovich will be signing autographs in Punxsutawney on Wednesday.

The signings will be held in the Celebration Tent in Barclay Square from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Marinkovich was born and raised in Johnstown and graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Currently, she is employed by the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber where she is the Clinical Administrative Coordinator for an up-and-coming pharmacogenomics laboratory.

Marinkovich sits on the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Greater Johnstown, is a mentor for the Beginnings Inc. Jr. Board, and is active on the committees for the local Bandshell Park and the annual Cambria-Somerset Heart Ball for the American Heart Association.

She is also an active member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Johnstown where she sings and is Vice President of the choir, secretary of the Circle of Serbian Sisters, and volunteers at various church functions and events.

Recently, she was crowned Ms. US Universal 2016 at the US Universal pageant held in Reno, Nevada. She ventured to the pageant proudly representing her state as well as Johnstown, as Ms. Pennsylvania. Kristina also won the top awards for interview, evening gown, and platform.

As Ms. Pennsylvania she proudly spoke about her platform, H.E.A.L.T.H.Y.- Helping Everyone Achieve a Lifestyle To a Healthy You.

Marinkovich will compete in London, England, for the title of Ms. Universal in September 2017.

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