As manager of ActionAid’s U.S. policy team, Kristin coordinates work around the human right to food, with a particular focus on fighting land grabs, supporting just land tenure systems, fighting industrial-scale expansion of land-intensive biofuels, and increasing public support for smallholder farmers and climate resilience in the developing world.
Prior to her time at ActionAid, Kristin served as deputy director of the Jubilee USA Network, coordinating outreach and community mobilization to support debt cancellation without harmful economic conditionality for developing countries. She studied movements for social justice as an undergraduate at St. Olaf College, and holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary.
She has appeared on MSNBC and Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now!. Her work has been printed in the Financial Times and the Washington Times, among other outlets.