Kristin joined WCNFP in September 2015, bringing over 8 years of experience in assisting individuals, families, and organizations to understand credit building as asset building. She was formerly at Justine PETERSEN, a CDFI and micro lender in St Louis, MO, where she ran a national secured credit card and small dollar loan program. She was the lead credit building trainer for the “Asset Building through Credit” Pilot Program (ABC Program) – a FIELD project through the Aspen Institute, the Chicago Credit Builder Coalition (CCBC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Financial Opportunity Centers – during which she trained over 100 non-profit organizations. Kristin also conducts trainings for Credit Builders Alliance. In 2013 Kristin was part of the inaugural class of Emerging Leaders in Microenterprise (ELM2), an Aspen Institute FIELD program. She has previous work experience with Gateway EITC Community Coalition where she coordinated a VITA Tax Site. Kristin has her Master of Social Work from Saint Louis University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas.