Kristen shapes, implements and evaluates the K-12 education and public engagement initiatives. Kristen has authored several of Climate Generation’s curricula resource. She plans and implements professional development opportunities for educators and coordinates local and national collaborations around climate literacy. Kristen served as a Next Generation Science Standards curator, assisting the National Science Teacher’s Association identification of educational resources that support the new standards. Currently she serves on the CLEAN (Climate Literacy) Network’s Leadership Board and was recently appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. The committee advises NOAA on sustained climate assessment activities and products, including engagement of stakeholders. Kristen holds a BA in Biology and Hispanic Studies from St. Olaf College, a MEd in Environmental Education from University of Minnesota, Duluth and a MS in Conservation Biology from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Kristen likes to spend her free time offline with her nose in a new novel, cross country skiing, or up North in the woods with her husband, two kids and Labrador Retriever.