Vice President, Board Member
Certified Trauma & Victim Advocate | Feminist | Social Justice Activist | Cultural Critic | LGBTQ+ Ally | Essayist
An original founder of Voices in Action, Kristin is a full-time, trauma-informed and certified advocate for victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Providing oversight and advocacy for multiple victim-service providers, Kristin utilizes her experience to educate the public on the facts and complexities of trauma and victim abuse while working tirelessly to provide direct services, referrals, help, and empathy to survivors, while fighting the broken system to create cultural and legislative change.
Kristin has a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences with a focus in linguistic anthropology and is soon completing two master’s degrees—an MBA in nonprofit leadership and an MA in strategic communications—along with Title IX training. Her research is focused in language, communications, semantics, persuasion, and the effects of media rhetoric in and on modern culture. She has completed and is certified in trauma-informed advocacy training.
Over the years, Kristin has dedicated her personal mission of fighting for social issues and justice by volunteering countless hours with organizations including the United Way; numerous homeless shelters and food banks; women's shelters and safe houses; animal welfare and shelters; and Mighty Writers, a nonprofit that provides creating and educational writing assistance to children in marginalized communities. She has led immersion trips with college students to learn about and integrate with communities including educational trips to Haiti and Kenya; Indigenous Rights programs in Blackfoot, Montana; Human Trafficking programs in Miami, Florida; and Immigration policy and reform awareness at El Otro Lado (the U.S./Mexican border).
Currently, Kristin serves as the Vice President of Voices in Action where she also sits on the board of directors. Her many roles with the organization including leading and oversight of programming, outreach, and communications while providing ongoing assistance with nonprofit and victim-based service provider innovation and strategy. She also works as a human trafficking advocate full-time for another victim-service provider and continues to find new and creative ways to educate and build awareness through innovative technology, digital, and social media.
Dog lover. Vegan-ish. Preferred pronouns: She/Her. Unapologetically liberal.