Kristin moved to Edmonton in June 2012 after accepting a position with Alberta Culture. She also convocated in June with a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. Her academic interests include social, comparative and regulatory policy, along with broad topic areas such as international development and federalism. Kristin has been involved in a variety of social justice initiatives having worked at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan in a variety of roles, Crocus Cooperative (a drop in centre for people with mental health disabilities) as an Employment Facilitator, and as a volunteer with the World University Service of Canada assisting refugees through the settlement process in Canada. She was also a volunteer participant with Katimavik and Youth Challenge International.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Kristin grew up on a small mixed farm and actively participated in sports and small town community events. Kristin’s favorite things include visits to Guatemala, mountain biking at Jasper, yoga, cooking, going back to the farm that she grew up on and curling in the winter. She speaks Spanish, enjoys reading, following politics and has a particular fondness for vintage and antique items.