Kristen directs communications for the Washington Global Health Alliance. She manages WGHA’s community partnership with the Seattle Sounders FC and brought a team delegation to observe global health projects in Tanzania. She co-founded WGHA’s Party for the Health of It (formerly Party with a Purpose) which engaged 3100 young people in global health.
Kristen was honored by Seattle Met Magazine as the 2013 “Emerging Leader” in the Light a Fire awards. She was featured in the book, “Ten Ways to Change the World in Your 20s”. She shared a speaking platform with former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and has spoken at events for World Vision, Seattle CityClub, Washington Women’s Foundation and the Northwest Development Officers Association. She received a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Seattle Pacific University.
Kristen and her husband Michael live in West Seattle with their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Finnley.