Independent Consultant, Education and Nonprofits
Kristen’s career has been dedicated to building the capacity of organizations to serve students equitably and effectively. Currently, Kristen consults nationally with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and foundations in the education sector to provide expertise on operations, strategy, and organizational improvement.
Previously, Kristen served as a founding math teacher at a charter school in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She then led the finance and operations teams through the organization’s growth to a network of schools, earning recognition including an Excellence in Government — Innovation Award for the use of innovate solutions to solve pressing problems. Subsequently, Kristen led the unified enrollment system at the Louisiana Recovery School District, improving operations while promoting access and transparency for families.
Originally from Hawaii, Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, and an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Kristen currently resides in Mequon, Wisconsin and is the proud parent of two school-age daughters.