Kristin is Project Lead of Beans is How, a campaign to double global bean consumption by 2028. She is an accomplished Executive Producer with a special focus on campaigning for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adept at making intricate ideas tangible and getting seemingly impossible things done.
Throughout her career, she has advised and worked with multiple UN agencies, (UNICEF, UNDP, WFP), NGOs and governments. She has led such celebrated initiatives as the United Nations Virtual Reality Project, spearheaded the introduction of new media and interactive storytelling to the UN, and designed countless interactive exhibits, XR productions and events. From 2014-2015, she led communications and partnerships for the MY World 2015 survey to collect 10 million peoples’ priorities and stories to ensure citizen voices informed the SDGs political debate. Most recently, she led the events portfolio for Expo 2020 Dubai’s Programme for People and Planet. She is also Co-Founder and CEO of Overview Collective, an experiential studio bringing big ideas down to Earth.
Kristin has an MA in Development, Management and Policy from Georgetown University, and a BA in English and Spanish Literature from Fordham University. She is a trained Climate Reality Leader, a mentor at New Inc, and a board member at BEAT Global. She speaks English and Spanish and is conversational in several other languages. She lives with her family in Lisbon, Portugal.