Kristin has been with Wilder Research since 2008. During this time, she has managed research and evaluation projects in a variety of human services areas. Specifically, she has provided leadership on several statewide demonstration projects in the areas of substance abuse prevention and recovery. Kristin also leads assessments and evaluations of the adult mental health system in Minnesota and beyond to identify opportunities for strengthening services and supports for individuals with serious mental illness.
Kristin is experienced in evaluating programs that are aimed at helping individuals reach their full potential, whether the focus is on children in different educational settings, such as early childhood education, out-of-school time programming, and innovative classroom designs, or adults with complex needs, such as people with disabilities or chronic health conditions. In addition, her background and interest in family systems have given her the opportunity to research a variety of family issues, including families living in supportive housing, families experiencing violence, and adoptive families.
A genuine interest in hearing people’s stories drew Kristin to research. Her favorite part about her position is getting to work with so many people, both in Wilder Research and in other organizations, who are passionate about improving the lives of others.
She has a master's degree and doctorate in family social science from the University of Minnesota.