Kristin is the Budget Analyst in the Accounting Department. She manages the budgeting and financial reporting softwares: Cognos BI Enterprise Planner/Contributor and Cognos reporting. She is responsible for creating and maintaining new financial reports in the Cognos software. She also manages the Institution-wide quarterly financial and strategic review process and is the point person for budget training. She provides financial analysis and trends to management and the Board.
Prior to joining the Accounting team in 2006, Kristin was a Program Coordinator in the People and Ecosystems Program. In that capacity she managed the financial and administrative portion of the Central Africa projects and coordinated activities across the program. She joined WRI in 2001 as the front desk receptionist. Her interest in environmental policy change stems from her employment with Peace Corps from 1998 to 2000 as a rural fish culture extension agent in Gabon, Central Africa.
Kristin has a B.S. in biology from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. She received honors for her work on prairie restoration and pollination.
Kristin has two young boys so has grown to love Legos and all the craziness related to boys. She loves having quiet moments in the library or in coffee shops and hopes to find time again to draw and be creative.