Kristi is responsible for leading unit-level strategic planning efforts and supporting cross-unit strategic planning initiatives. Prior to this role at Northwestern, she was the Senior Associate Director in the Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives at Emory University where she provided leadership for the implementation of Emory's global strategies. Kristi had been part of the Emory community since 2002 when she joined the Emory College of Arts & Sciences’ Center for International Programs Abroad, working closely with students and faculty on semester and summer study abroad opportunities. Previously, she held positions at North Carolina State University and at the American InterContinental University – London. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and a master’s degree in student personnel services from the University of South Carolina.