“Kristina has twenty-five years of business development and management experience, including over ten years of creative workshop, curriculum development. She has contract experience with small and large nonprofits, in developing and monitoring teams designed for various creative workshops. Specifically focused on international and domestic funding for projects that increase young peoples’ and underserved populations’ access to information and civic dialogue via cultural gatherings, community events, and creative workshops.
Kristina has implemented initiatives such as; cross-cultural awareness in rural coffee farming and education, poverty issues, environmental issues, cultural issues between the eastern and the western hemisphere and child protection. In 2010 Kids Share Workshops was awarded cross-cultural awareness by the United States Board on Books for Young Readers (USBBY) in Washington DC, where the Kids Share Vermont to Tibet resides in the Library of Congress. Kristina also worked with the Newtown/Sandy Hook community after the 2012 school shooting, using the art of expression to better support children, their parents, and teachers in the healing process from the traumatic events. In 2017 Kristina directed a short and long featured documentary film in Zambia, with the support of USAID and World Vision. She also aided in the production of GLOW, (https://youtu.be/BOQa8dueqBY) a music video produced by her filmmaker Wari Om. Sophie Beem was a guest star on the trip to Zambia where she performed for the Bimbe School community. In 2018 her films were recognized in two film festivals; InShort Films out of Nigeria and Universal Film Festival in the USA.
And in September 2021 Kristina accepted the position of USA Deputy Country Coordinator with Global Youth Parliament. It has been a long time dream of hers to be part of a larger world team working towards youth empowerment, especially young girls in disadvantaged communities. (https://