Kristin is Empire Justice Center’s President & CEO. She works out of the Albany office and is a member of the Leadership Team.
A well-known and deeply respected presence in New York’s legal services community and within the state legislative process, Kristin has led the organization’s extremely successful public policy and legislative advocacy since 2004 designing, organizing, and advancing the annual budgetary and legislative agenda of the organization, leading multimillion dollar funding campaigns with community partners and advancing issues that expand access to justice.
After graduating cum laude from Hartwick College with honors in Anthropology and History in 1994, Kristin worked in non profit direct service and small business management before returning to school in 1999 to attain a Master’s Degree in Social Policy from Empire State College. A 2000 Center for Women in Government Fellow, part of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, Kristin has also worked at the Hunger Action Network of New York State as Upstate Public Policy Coordinator and American Farmland Trust as Senior Policy Manager.