Prior to founding Dynamic Planet, Kristin was Senior Vice President of Global Programs and Partnerships at the National Geographic Society, where over 14 years she helped lead its global expansion through the launch and growth of its international cable channels, corporate partnerships, leadership gifts, and research, conservation, exploration and education programs.
Before National Geographic, Kristin lived in Seoul, Korea as a Luce Foundation Fellow and traveled extensively throughout Asia for four more years, designing inclusive educational systems and producing documentary films. In 2009 Kristin was selected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, where she has served on the Advisory Council and working groups including oceans, the sharing economy and the future of global development. She is a judge of The Circulars, an annual World Economic Forum award for those driving economies that don’t rely on scarce natural resources for growth. She is also an active advisory board member of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, the Smithsonian’s Earth Optimism platform, Global Island Partnership, Global Dignity, the Environmental Investigation Agency, Sustainable Travel International, Katapult and the Anacostia Waterfront Trust.
Kristin has a public policy degree and documentary film certificate from Duke University and has completed executive programs at Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Oxford. She is certified with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Kristin has a wide variety of productions and publications, and her work has taken her to the wildest places on the planet, from the tropics to the Arctic.