A native of the “Natural State” of Arkansas, Kirsten has had a lifelong passion for animals and the environment that led her to join the team at HawkWatch International. Prior to HawkWatch, Kirsten assisted with development at the Work Activity Center and served as the Director of Community Relations at AR Kids Read. Kirsten earned a BA in Political Science and a BA in Mass Communication, with an emphasis in public relations, from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She also holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah.
Outside of the office, Kirsten enjoys exploring her new home of Utah, camping, hiking, and snowshoeing. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her boxer, Sami.