Kristin is Managing Director for the Institute, and oversees the Institute’s operations, fundraising and outreach activities. Prior to joining the Simons Institute, Kristin served as Senior Development Director for the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, and has over a decade of experience in organizational management and communications. Kristin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Cornell University, and a BA summa cum laude from Amherst College. An ensemble conductor by training, Kristin is now thoroughly devoted to the banjo. If you have a pressing need to discuss 17th century recitative, or bluegrass, or how they might be combined, you will find her a willing interlocutor.