US Higher Education Strategy Lead, Student Experience
Amazon Web Services
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Kristi works with higher education leaders to meet their mission and student success goals leveraging technology to deepen student and community engagement, increase access to relevant learning pathways and experiences, and removing friction from administrative processes.
Kristi began her career in higher education twenty years ago and has served in various leadership roles in Student Affairs and education policy advocacy throughout her career. Her experience on campus included leadership of access, persistence, and completion efforts resulting in significantly improved outcomes, and opportunities to scale strategic initiatives across multiple institutions. In addition to her campus experience, she completed the Aspen Institute Presidential Fellowship, engaged in research and consulting across 2- and 4-year higher education institutions. Prior to moving to AWS, she served as the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Director of Student Success and Strategic Initiatives, leading efforts to secure the largest legislative investment in community and technical colleges in the history of the state.