Kristin is a certified city planner with 20 years of experience working in the public sector or with public sector clients. She specializes in strategic planning and change management, with a focus on organizational culture, implementable solutions, and measurable outcomes. Intentional stakeholder engagement, relationship-building, and creating problem-solving are at the heart of her approach to working with clients on any type of project.

On previous projects at UPD, Kristin has served as a senior consultant supporting the New Mexico Public Education Department’s Information Technology Division in its organizational transformation, with a goal of better aligning its people, practices, and tools to the needs of the state’s education community. Kristin led the Syracuse City School District during a two-year engagement to implement a performance management model to build a culture and practice of performance and accountability in the district. She also led the development of a three-year Strategic Plan for the School District of Lee County (Florida), garnering high levels of community participation and stakeholder input.

Kristin earned her Bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College and holds a Master’s degree in public policy and urban planning from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.