Kristen grew up in Red Wing, Minnesota and loved to climb trees. She has also lived in Minneapolis (where she joined First Congregational Church) and in Freiburg, Germany. After completing a degree in Political Science, she gained experience in grassroots legislative advocacy, both as a climate activist and employed as a project manager with Rosedahl Public Affairs. She is a self-starter with great attention to detail and organizational skills. She remains grounded through her family and her centering prayer practice. Kristen often asks herself, “Where does my food come from?” Her interest in local food systems has led to roles in community gardens, cooperatives, nonprofit food hubs, kitchens, and farms.
Board start date: July 2020