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DC Green Infrastructure Projects Associate
Kristen (KP) was brought up in a military family and therefore moved around the United States during the first decade of her life. She visited various state and national parks with her father which sparked Kristen’s connection to nature and began her lifelong relationship with the environment. This was further strengthened by her participation in the Girl Scouts where she learned more about her impact on the Earth.
KP graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Integrative Studies with a Conservation Concentration, as well as a minor in Sustainability Studies. During undergrad, Kristen lived in a Sustainability Living Learning Community, studied conservation issues abroad in Kenya, and attended the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation where she completed the Wildlife Ecology & Conservation program.
Prior to joining the Green Infrastructure Team at the Alliance in 2022, Kristen continued her passion for conservation by participating in the Virginia Master Naturalists training program in Arlington, joining the Arlington County Public School’s Science Advisory Committee, and seeking opportunities which support her community.
In her spare time, KP enjoys listening to audiobooks; cooking in her tiny kitchen with her husband; and getting outdoors whenever possible to hike, bike, or participate in environmental service projects – her favorite being invasive species removal!