For more than a decade, Kirsten has integrated communications work with advocacy strategies to educate target audiences and create change. She has worked on various social and racial justice campaigns, including to advance the rights and freedoms for LGBTQ people, end poverty and hunger, reform the criminal justice system, ensure educational opportunities for children, uphold justice for Indigenous people, and improve the lives of immigrants.
Kirsten has worked to dismantle policies and movements that target people because of who they are, as well as the racist and discriminatory foundations that they are built upon. She has served as communications director for various national and state human rights organizations, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU of Montana, and Equality Virginia. She holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Vermont.