Director of Programs

Kristen Iverson Poppleton is the Director of Programs for Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy. Climate Generation empowers individuals and communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Kristen develops a vision for and provides strategic coordination, oversight and support for all Climate Generation programs focusing on youth, policy, educator and influentials engagement. She served on the recently disbanded Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, and she currently serves on the CLEAN (Climate Literacy) Network’s Leadership Board, Minnesota’s Science Standards Revision Committee, and the City of St. Paul’s Climate Action Planning Committee. Kristen has worked at the Science Museum of Minnesota, the International Wolf Center, and taught environmental education in Argentina. 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. In her spare time Kristen prefers to be in the boreal forest with her husband, two children and Lab, canoeing, hiking, nordic skiing, or with her nose in a new novel.