Kristen is an economist with experience in applied economic analysis and growth diagnostics and has worked with government organizations around the world to apply these tools to strategic decision-making and evidence-based project design in foreign assistance. She applied cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for global U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) missions in energy, water, health, transport and agriculture sectors and taught courses for government officials, private sector actors, and graduate students. She has over 11 years of experience working for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and consulting for the European Union. Kristen holds a Master’s degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where she concentrated on Quantitative Methods in Economics.
M.A. International Relations (2010) Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna, Italy & Washington, DC, USA
B.A. Economics (2005) University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA