Kristen helps to engage and expand FCNL’s online community and amplify its voice through social media. In this role, she also develops long-form editorial content and serves as an in-house writing trainer for Program Assistants and other colleagues.
Prior to joining FCNL in 2022, Kristen served as a communications consultant for the organization for nearly five years. During that time, she also developed robust communications campaigns and live events to tell the stories of other nonprofit, corporate, and individual clients, including Mark43, the Alliance to End Hunger, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, the Emerging Scholars Program, WomenHeart, YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and more.
Kristen previously served as media relations manager at Bread for the World, following her tenure with Ogilvy Washington’s Specialized Communications practice.
Kristen holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from Washington and Lee University, and serves on the school’s Alumni Board of Visitors. She received a master’s in Public Communication from American University, and is pursuing a second M.A. in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from New York University. Her interests include reading, watching documentaries, traveling, and writing. A Marylander at heart, Kristen currently resides in the New York metropolitan area with her husband and two children, though she frequently returns for crab cakes.