Kristen joined the Amigos de Jesus US office in 2014. She hails from Texas, where she graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in international studies, with a focus on Latin America. Graduate school brought her to the Philadelphia region where she completed her MA in International Development in 2013 at Eastern University.
Kristen has worked for a variety of nonprofits since 2004, including academic publications, religious institutions, educational institutions, and even a children's museum. She wears a variety of hats in the US office, from chief phone answerer and donation processor to event coordinator and occasional grant writer. Her favorite part of working at Amigos de Jesus is seeing the wide variety of people who are impacted by the children's stories and drawn to becoming part of Amigos de Jesus family.