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Kristin is founder of Project Alianza, a woman-led social enterprise that provides education for children living in remote coffee-farming communities in Central America. Project Alianza was selected as a gold winner in the Boston MassChallenge accelerator for high-impact startups where she currently serves as the Social Entrepreneur in Residence. She is a TEDx and Keynote speaker and cofounder of WomenSpeaks at BostonSpeaks, an initiative to help women leaders and entrepreneurs become stronger storytellers and communicators. She previously worked at RAND Corporation, a global policy think-tank where she coauthored dozens of policy briefs and peer-reviewed articles. A self-proclaimed globetrotter, she has traveled to over 40 countries and lived in Mexico (to assist families at the border), Spain (as an English teacher), and Nicaragua (as Fulbright Scholar). Kristin graduated as a dean's scholar from New York University where she studied public policy and magna cum laude from Butler University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish.