Kristin Barnes manages partnerships with federal host agencies and offices facilitating day-to-day coordination of fellows in the DSD program area. This entails conducting the selection and placement processes; monitoring and reporting on fellowship activities; and serving as a liaison and guide to fellows and their mentors. In addition, Kristin contributes to planning and conducting orientation sessions, participates in outreach and recruitment efforts.
She joined the S&T Policy Fellowships staff in 2013, with 10 years of experience in nonprofit management, secondary education, higher education and volunteer management. For more than five years Kristin directed non-profit programs, most recently serving as program manager for T.E.A.C.H., a national scholarship program administered at the National Black Child Development Institute in Washington, DC. She also directed an AmeriCorps State program at the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative for three years, has served as a school social worker in Baltimore City Schools, a college access advisor, and an elementary school teacher.
Kristin holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Northern Kentucky University, and a master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky. She enjoys mentoring, coaching and helping young adults develop a professional trajectory. Kristin also enjoys event planning and all the minute details involved in hosting a successful event or program. In her spare time her interests include taking Zumba classes, dancing, traveling, and listening to live music.