Washtenaw County Regional Community Organizer
Kristen is the Regional Organizer for Washtenaw County. Before joining the PPAM organizing team, they worked at Planned Parenthood of Michigan’s Patient Access Center for about two years, directly connecting patients with services.
Kristen attended college in their hometown, Toledo, Ohio where they graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor's degree in Women’s and Gender Studies with a concentration in Sexuality Studies. There they were introduced to campus organizing and began their journey within the reproductive rights movement. After college Kristen moved to Michigan and continued advocacy work with Domestic Violence Survivors at a local shelter before joining Planned Parenthood.
Kristen is most passionate about being an advocate for reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ homelessness, and survivors of domestic violence. Kristen enjoys spending time with their family and beloved rabbit Maxwell, as well as learning new hobbies such as knitting, wire wrapping, and baking.