Kristin manages the foundation’s Coastal initiative, which works to ensure the funds resulting from the settlement of the 2010 oil spill litigation are used to support the best projects for restoring productive and resilient wetlands, barrier islands, oyster reefs and other natural systems within the Gulf of Mexico. The promise of meaningful environmental restoration — both in the short term by creating jobs and in the long term by protecting the region’s communities and economy — creates an opportunity to unite business and environmental interests. Kristin is a past co-chair of the Greater New Orleans Funders Network.
Prior to joining the foundation, Kristin was a program officer for the Blue Moon Fund and an energy policy specialist for the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development in Kentucky. Kristin has a master’s of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a B.A. in political and social thought from the University of Virginia.