Kristen is a Program Director for Girls Group. Kristen earned her BA in Psychology with a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Michigan State University and an MSW and Certificate in Nonprofit Management at Eastern Michigan University. Kristen’s experience includes 12+ years working in the nonprofit sector providing direct services to youth and families, developing and facilitating programs, conducting scientific research, managing grant-funded projects, and leading teams. Kristen’s responsibilities at Girls Group include supporting participant programming, strategic planning, agency operations, staff hiring, training, and supervision. She is passionate about empowering youth to heal from transgenerational, intergenerational, and early childhood trauma, live their most authentic lives, and become positive change agents in their communities.