AmeriCorps VISTA member
Kristin is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Maine Initiatives. Born and raised in Portland, Maine, Kristin has returned to the area after studying sociology at Smith College in western Massachusetts. During her time there she developed an interest in public health and it’s intersection with cultural categories such as race, class, gender, and the larger systems that reproduce inequality. She sees health as an indicator of the various inequities in our society, and deeply believes in the power of social justice work at the community level. Kristin has volunteered at Pine Tree Legal and interned at the Afya Foundation in New York. She enjoys listening to storytelling podcasts and is an aspiring birth doula!