Kristin is the Institute's Communications Director. She oversees the Institute's public outreach, and serves as producer and film editor for the Institute's video content for a broad audience (Simons Institute Polylogues, Berkeley in the 80s, and the forthcoming documentary webseries, Theory Shorts). In collaboration with the Institute's faculty leaders and program organizers, Kristin also prepares the Institute's funding proposals to private foundations and federal agencies. She was the Institute's Managing Director from 2012 to 2019. Prior to joining the Simons Institute, Kristin served as Senior Development Director for the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, Public Affairs Manager for Global Footprint Network, Artistic Director of Ars Cantus and the Cornell Collegium Musicum, and Principal of the Blue Egret Content Group. Kristin holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Cornell University, and a BA summa cum laude from Amherst College. A choral conductor, ensemble singer and writer by training, Kristin is also an amateur (read: slightly inept) banjo player. She speaks French, Dutch and Spanish, and gets by in Italian, German and Latin.