A native of Texas, Kristy moved to Providence to work as a research associate at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Kristy came to know the young people in Youth in Action by way of her work in community organizing and engagement and joined the board soon thereafter. Prior to moving to Providence, Kristy ran a leadership development and social justice program for high school aged youth in greater Boston and is excited to be reconnected to youth development and organizing work through her involvement on YIA’s board. In addition, Kristy loves low key hiking and Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz ice cream. She received her BA and MPP degrees from Harvard University.