As the development and communications coordinator, Kristen helps the external relations department communicate to supporters and friends through stewardship and communications projects. Before joining the Haas Center, Kristen served as a legal administrative assistant in Stanford’s Office of the General Counsel. As both an artist and a writer, Kristen loves to craft stories in visual and written forms, and she was a finalist in the 2022 BART Lines short story contest. Kristen received her BA in art practice and cognitive science from the University of California, Berkeley. In the evenings, she is currently pursuing her MA in arts and culture management with a concentration in outreach and advocacy through the University of Denver's online master's program. Out of the office, Kristen can often be found enjoying coffee or boba; playing video games with her partner, William; giving belly rubs to their mini poodle, Parker; or some combination of the three.